Release 1.1, December 2010
The SHARP 4 NLP team is excited to announce the release of cTAKES 1.1. This is the first cTAKES release from efforts completed through the ONC-funded SHARP project (see SHARPn.org).
The new software includes an updated medication annotator that will allow researchers to extract drug mentions from clinical free text. This was first developed under a grant from the AT&T Foundation. It includes features such as Frequency, Dosage, Strength, Form, Route, Duration, and Drug change status.
This version of cTAKES also includes a dependency parser (ClearParser) — a foundational component that analyzes syntactic structure. This building block enables the development of future cTAKES components that utilize grammatical context to extract events, attributes, and relations from clinical documents.