Generalizing through Forgetting - Domain Generalization for Symptom Event Extraction in Clinical Notes

  title={Generalizing through Forgetting - Domain Generalization for Symptom Event Extraction in Clinical Notes},
  author={Sitong Zhou and Kevin Lybarger and Meliha Yetisgen-Yildiz and Mari Ostendorf},
Symptom information is primarily documented in free-text clinical notes and is not directly accessible for downstream applications. To address this challenge, information extraction approaches that can handle clinical language variation across different institutions and specialties are needed. In this paper, we present domain generalization for symptom extraction using pretraining and fine-tuning data that differs from the target domain in terms of institution and/or specialty and patient… 

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