Introduction to Clinical NLP including annotation, uses, evaluation of, methods, etc. Part 1 focused on concepts & fundamentals. It's designed to be 75% introductory, 25% intermediate. Part 2 gives demonstrations with available open source tools / resources. Designed to be 25% beginner, 75% intermediate.
Concepts covered in Part 1 Include:
-Intro to what it is (Dina Demner-Fushman)
-How it's used and challenges (Wendy Chapman)
-Methods of NLP (Len D'Avolio)
-Annotation & Evaluation (Dina Demner-Fushman)
-Implementation Challenges (Wendy Chapman)
-State of the Science & What's Next (Len D'Avolio)
Part 2 was designed to re-enforce theory / concepts through demonstrations of actual implementations covering each of the areas in Part 1. Part 2 included:
-Annotation using eHOST (Brett South)
-Rules & Regular Expressions (Scott DuVall)
-Resources of the NLP (Dina Demner-Fushman)
-Grammatical / Symbolic Concept Mapping Using cTAKES (Guergana Savova)
-Evaluation using the Evaluation Workbench (Wendy Chapman)
-Finding "cases like these" using the Automated Retrieval Console, or ARC (Len D'Avolio)
Special thanks to iDASH (http://idash.ucsd.edu/) for hosting these downloads, including a "virtual machine" containing several of the demonstrated tools.