Inferring Which Medical Treatments Work from Reports of Clinical Trials

@article{Lehman2019InferringWM,
  title={Inferring Which Medical Treatments Work from Reports of Clinical Trials},
  author={Eric Lehman and Jay DeYoung and Regina Barzilay and Byron C. Wallace},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2019},
  volume={abs/1904.01606}
}
  • Eric Lehman, Jay DeYoung, +1 author Byron C. Wallace
  • Published 2019
  • Computer Science
  • ArXiv
  • How do we know if a particular medical treatment actually works. [...] Key MethodWe present a new corpus for this task comprising 10,000+ prompts coupled with full-text articles describing RCTs. Results using a suite of models --- ranging from heuristic (rule-based) approaches to attentive neural architectures --- demonstrate the difficulty of the task, which we believe largely owes to the lengthy, technical input texts. To facilitate further work on this important, challenging problem we make the corpus…Expand Abstract

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