Inferring Which Medical Treatments Work from Reports of Clinical Trials

@inproceedings{Lehman2019InferringWM,
  title={Inferring Which Medical Treatments Work from Reports of Clinical Trials},
  author={Eric P. Lehman and Jay DeYoung and R. Barzilay and Byron C. Wallace},
  booktitle={NAACL-HLT},
  year={2019}
}
How do we know if a particular medical treatment actually works? Ideally one would consult all available evidence from relevant clinical trials. Unfortunately, such results are primarily disseminated in natural language scientific articles, imposing substantial burden on those trying to make sense of them. In this paper, we present a new task and corpus for making this unstructured evidence actionable. The task entails inferring reported findings from a full-text article describing a randomized… Expand
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