Disambiguating Ambiguous Biomedical Terms in Biomedical Narrative Text: An Unsupervised Method

  title={Disambiguating Ambiguous Biomedical Terms in Biomedical Narrative Text: An Unsupervised Method},
  author={Hongfang Liu and Yves A. Lussier and Carol Friedman},
  journal={Journal of biomedical informatics},
  volume={34 4},
With the growing use of Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques for information extraction and concept indexing in the biomedical domain, a method that quickly and efficiently assigns the correct sense of an ambiguous biomedical term in a given context is needed concurrently. The current status of word sense disambiguation (WSD) in the biomedical domain is that handcrafted rules are used based on contextual material. The disadvantages of this approach are (i) generating WSD rules manually… CONTINUE READING
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