Fang-fang Feng

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Harvard Community Health Plan is exploring emerging information technologies for means to use the text portion of its 25 year old computerized medical record system. The Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval is developing systems to answer the question: to what extent can automated information systems replace manual chart review of encounter notes?(More)
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS There are many people to whom I am grateful and without whom the thesis would have been almost impossible to write (much less finish): First, Wendy Lehnert provided much inspiration both through her astounding energy and her insightful and informed views of natural language processing and artificial intelligence. I would also like to thank(More)
Chinese word segmentation is a difficult, important and widely-studied sequence modeling problem. Conditional Random Fields (CRFs) are a new discriminative sequence modeling technique that supports the incorporation of many rich features. This paper demonstrates the ability of CRFs to easily integrate domain knowledge, and thus reduce the need for labeled(More)
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