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Syntactically-Informed Semantic Category Recognizer for Discharge Summaries

@inproceedings{Sibanda2006SyntacticallyInformedSC,
  title={Syntactically-Informed Semantic Category Recognizer for Discharge Summaries},
  author={Tawanda C. Sibanda and Tian He and Peter Szolovits and {\"O}zlem Uzuner},
  booktitle={AMIA},
  year={2006}
}
Semantic category recognition (SCR) contributes to document understanding. Most approaches to SCR fail to make use of syntax. We hypothesize that syntax, if represented appropriately, can improve SCR. We present a statistical semantic category (SC) recognizer trained with syntactic and lexical contextual clues, as well as ontological information from UMLS, to identify eight semantic categories in discharge summaries. Some of our categories, e.g., test results and findings, include complex… 

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