Facilitating Cancer Research using Natural Language Processing of Pathology Reports

@article{Xu2004FacilitatingCR,
  title={Facilitating Cancer Research using Natural Language Processing of Pathology Reports},
  author={Hua Xu and Kristin Anderson and Victor R. Grann and Carol Friedman},
  journal={Studies in health technology and informatics},
  year={2004},
  volume={107 Pt 1},
  pages={565-72}
}
Many ongoing clinical research projects, such as projects involving studies associated with cancer, involve manual capture of information in surgical pathology reports so that the information can be used to determine the eligibility of recruited patients for the study and to provide other information, such as cancer prognosis. Natural language processing (NLP) systems offer an alternative to automated coding, but pathology reports have certain features that are difficult for NLP systems. This… CONTINUE READING

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