Overcoming barriers to NLP for clinical text: the role of shared tasks and the need for additional creative solutions

@article{Chapman2011OvercomingBT,
  title={Overcoming barriers to NLP for clinical text: the role of shared tasks and the need for additional creative solutions},
  author={Wendy W. Chapman and Prakash M. Nadkarni and Lynette Hirschman and Leonard W. D'Avolio and Guergana K. Savova and {\"O}zlem Uzuner},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA},
  year={2011},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={540-3}
}
This issue of JAMIA focuses on natural language processing (NLP) techniques for clinical-text information extraction. Several articles are offshoots of the yearly ‘Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside’ (i2b2) (http://www.i2b2.org) NLP shared-task challenge, introduced by Uzuner et al (see page 552) and cosponsored by the Veteran’s Administration for the last 2 years. This shared task follows long-running challenge evaluations in other fields, such as the Message Understanding… CONTINUE READING
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