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Abbreviations are common in biomedical documents and many are ambiguous in the sense that they have several potential expansions. Identifying the correct expansion is necessary for language understanding and important for applications such as document retrieval. Identifying the correct expansion can be viewed as a Word Sense Disambiguation (WSD) problem. A(More)
BACKGROUND Research literature in biomedicine and related fields contains a huge number of claims, such as the effectiveness of treatments. These claims are not always consistent and may even contradict each other. Being able to identify contradictory claims is important for those who rely on the biomedical literature. Automated methods to identify and(More)
Introduction. ADT is used in the management of locally advanced and metastatic disease. The detrimental effect of ADT on bone density is well documented. This study assesses care gaps in screening, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis among prostate cancer patients. Methods. We conducted a retrospective cohort study for patients diagnosed with(More)
Given a set of abstracts retrieved from a search engine such as Pubmed, we aim to automatically identify the claim zone in each abstract and then select the best sen-tence(s) from that zone that can serve as an answer to a given query. The system can provide a fast access mechanism to the most informative sentence(s) in abstracts with respect to the given(More)
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