Extracting Causal Knowledge from a Medical Database Using Graphical Patterns

  title={Extracting Causal Knowledge from a Medical Database Using Graphical Patterns},
  author={Christopher S. G. Khoo and Syin Chan and Yun Niu},
This paper reports the first part of a project that aims to develop a knowledge extraction and knowledge discovery system that extracts causal knowledge from textual databases. In this initial study, we develop a method to identify and extract cause-effect information that is explicitly expressed in medical abstracts in the Medline database. A set of graphical patterns were constructed that indicate the presence of a causal relation in sentences, and which part of the sentence represents the… CONTINUE READING
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