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From indexing the biomedical literature to coding clinical text: experience with MTI and machine learning approaches.

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Proc 2007 Workshop BioNL'07, June 2007, pp. 105-112, Prague, Czech Republic.
Abstract: 

This paper describes the application of an ensemble of indexing and classification systems, which have been shown to be successful in information retrieval and classification of medical literature, to a new task of assigning ICD-9-CM codes to the clinical history and impression sections of radiology reports. The basic methods used are: a modification of the NLM Medical Text Indexer system, SVM, k-NN and a simple pattern-matching method. The basic methods are combined using a variant of stacking. Evaluated in the context of a Medical NLP Challenge, fusion produced an F-score of 0.85 on the Challenge test set, which is considerably above the mean Challenge F-score of 0.77 for 44 participating groups.

Aronson AR, Bodenreider O, Demner-Fushman D, Fung KW, Lee VK, Mork JG, Névéol A, Peters L, Rogers WJ. From indexing the biomedical literature to coding clinical text: experience with MTI and machine learning approaches. Proc 2007 Workshop BioNL'07, June 2007, pp. 105-112, Prague, Czech Republic.