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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(More)
This paper is about the application of Machine Learning techniques to the prepositional-phrase attachment ambiguity problem. Since Machine Learning requires large amounts of training instances, the mixture of unsupervised and restricted supervised acquisition of such data will be also reported. Training was performed both on a subset of the content of the(More)
This paper provides a description and evaluation of a generic named-entity recognition (NER) system for Swedish applied to electronic versions of Swedish literary classics from the 19th century. We discuss the challenges posed by these texts and the necessary adaptations introduced into the NER system in order to achieve accurate results, useful both for(More)
This report describes the development of a parsing system for written Swedish and is focused on a grammar, the main component of the system, semi-automatically extracted from corpora. A cascaded, finite-state algorithm is applied to the grammar in which the input contains coarse-grained semantic class information, and the output produced reflects not only(More)
Today web portals play an increasingly important role in health care allowing information seekers to learn about diseases and treatments, and to administrate their care. Therefore, it is important that the portals are able to support this process as well as possible. In this paper, we study the search logs of a public Swedish health portal to address the(More)
During recent years the development of high-quality lexical resources for real-world Natural Language Processing (NLP) applications has gained a lot of attention by many research groups around the world, and the European Union, through the promotion of the language engineering projects dealing directly or indirectly with this topic. In this paper, we focus(More)