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Identification of Entity References in Hospital Discharge Letters

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Proceedings of the 16th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics (NODALIDA)
Year of publication: 
2007
PublicationType: 
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed

In the era of the Electronic Health Record the release of medical narrative textual data for research, for health care statistics, for monitoring of new diagnostic tests and for tracking disease outbreak alerts imposes tough restrictions by various public authority bodies for the protection of (patient) privacy. In this paper we present a system for automatic identification of named entities in Swedish clinical free text, in the form of discharge letters, by applying generic named entity recognition technology with minor adaptations

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