Automatic Coding for Neonatal Jaundice From Free Text Data Using Ensemble Methods

@article{Werwath2018AutomaticCF,
  title={Automatic Coding for Neonatal Jaundice From Free Text Data Using Ensemble Methods},
  author={Scott Werwath},
  journal={CoRR},
  year={2018},
  volume={abs/1805.01054}
}
This study explores the creation of a machine learning model to automatically identify whether a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) patient was diagnosed with neonatal jaundice during a particular hospitalization based on their associated clinical notes. We develop a number of techniques for text preprocessing and feature selection and compare the effectiveness of different classification models. We show that using ensembled decision tree classification, both with AdaBoost and with bagging… CONTINUE READING