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OBJECTIVE To determine whether SVM-based classifiers, which are trained on a combination of inclusion and common exclusion articles, are useful to experts reviewing journal articles for inclusion during new systematic reviews. METHODS Test collections were built using the annotated reference files from 19 procedure and 4 drug systematic reviews. The(More)
OBJECTIVES Machine learning systems can considerably reduce the time and effort needed by experts to perform new systematic reviews (SRs). This study investigates categorization models, which are trained on a combination of included and commonly excluded articles, which can improve performance by identifying high quality articles for new procedures or drug(More)
Objective: CDA (Clinical Document Architecture) is a markup standard for clinical document exchange. In order to increase the semantic interoperability of documents exchange, the clinical statements in the narrative blocks should be encoded with code values. Natural language processing (NLP) is required in order to transform the narrative blocks into the(More)
OBJECTIVE Since ubiquitous technology is an emerging paradigm in healthcare, we wanted to evaluate its feasibility in the healthcare area. As a first step, we evaluated the feasibility of the smart bed. In this study, a series of experiments were conducted to evaluate the smart bed. MATERIALS AND METHODS Smart bed is a continuous ballistocardiogram(More)
The Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) is a rich source of knowledge in the biomedical domain. In this paper, we evaluated the coverage of UMLS as compared with Korean medical terms and identified differences in concept representation between two vocabulary sets. We measured the concept coverage by mapping clinical terms extracted from the discharge(More)
[To freethinking] iv ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like to thank my advisor, Dr. Santamarina, for the opportunity to work and study in his group. His patience, dedication and insightful comments were the keystone for the success of this thesis. Also, I would like to thank to my thesis suggestions and exceptional courses taught at Georgia Tech. I want to express(More)