Giorgio Pedrazzi

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate anti-asthmatic drug prescriptions in a large Italian paediatric population. METHODS Prescriptions involving 417,559 children younger than 14 years old dispensed during 2000 by the retail pharmacies of 17 Italian local health units participating in the ARNO project were analysed. RESULTS In the study, 92,890 children (22.2%)(More)
Professional patent searchers are traditionally rather suspicious of the alleged ''black box'' effect inherently attached to intelligent software engines relying upon linguistic technologies for patent analysis and mapping. In this article, the authors propose that such prejudices can be overcome by setting a realistic business objective while experimenting(More)
A method to automatically annotate video items with semantic metadata is presented. The method has been developed in the context of the Papyrus project to annotate documentary- like broadcast videos with a set of relevant keywords using automatic speech recognition (ASR) transcripts as a primary complementary resource. The task is complicated by the high(More)
A novel method to automatically associate ontological concepts to their realisations in texts is presented. The method has been developed in the context of the Papyrus project to annotate texts and audio transcripts with a set of concepts from the Papyrus News Ontology. The approach is to identify the most relevant keywords in a text, connect them to the(More)
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