Synonym Extraction of Medical Terms from Clinical Text Using Combinations of Word Space Models

@inproceedings{Henriksson2012SynonymEO,
  title={Synonym Extraction of Medical Terms from Clinical Text Using Combinations of Word Space Models},
  author={Aron Henriksson and Hans Moen and Maria Skeppstedt and Ann-Marie Eklund and Vidas Daudaravicius and Martin Hassel},
  year={2012}
}
In information extraction, it is useful to know if two signifiers have the same or very similar semantic content. Maintaining such information in a controlled vocabulary is, however, costly. Here it is demonstrated how synonyms of medical terms can be extracted automatically from a large corpus of clinical text using distributional semantics. By combining Random Indexing and Random Permutation, different lexical semantic aspects are captured, effectively increasing our ability to identify… CONTINUE READING
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