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The Extended Syndromic Surveillance Ontology (ESSO) is an open source terminological ontology designed to facilitate the text mining of clinical reports in English [1,2]. At the core of ESSO are 279 clinical concepts (for example, fever, confusion, headache, hallucination, fatigue) grouped into... Read more

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PyConTextKit is a web-based platform that extracts entities from clinical text and provides relevant metadata - for example, whether the entity is negated or hypothetical - using simple lexical clues occurring in the window of text surrounding the entity. The system provides a flexible framework... Read more

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Natural language processing algorithms that accurately screen clinical documents for suspected pneumonia must extract and reason about whether these mentions provide evidence that supports, refutes, or represents uncertainty. Our efforts extend existing algorithms [1] and taxonomies [2] that can... Read more

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Mining text for real-time syndromic surveillance usually requires a comprehensive knowledge base (KB) which contains detailed information about concepts relevant to the domain, such as disease names, symptoms, drugs, and radiology findings. Two such resources are the Biocaster Ontology [1] and... Read more

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Characterizing mentions found in clinical texts that support, refute, or represent uncertainty for suspected pneumonia is one area where automated Natural Language Processing (NLP) screening algorithms could be improved. Mentions of uncertainty and negation commonly occur in clinical texts, and... Read more

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In 2010, as rules for the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Electronic Heatlh Record (EHR) Incentive Programs (Meaningful Use)(1), were finalized, ISDS became aware of a trend towards new EHR systems capturing or sending emergency department (ED) chief complaint (CC) data as structured variables... Read more

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Wendy Chapman, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Biomedical Informatics, UCSD School of Medicine

Date

Thursday, November 18, 2010

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ISDS Research Committee

 

Content type: Webinar

Ontologies representing knowledge from the public health and surveillance domains currently exist. However, they focus on infectious diseases (infectious disease ontology), reportable diseases (PHSkbFretired) and internet surveillance from news text (BioCaster ontology), or are commercial ... Read more

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Recently, a growing number of studies have made use of Twitter to track the spread of infectious disease. These investigations show that there are reliable spikes in traffic related to keywords associated with the spread of infectious diseases like Influenza [1], as well as other Syndromes [2].... Read more

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We are developing a Bayesian surveillance system for realtime surveillance and characterization of outbreaks that incorporates a variety of data elements, including free-text clinical reports. An existing natural language processing (NLP) system called Topaz is being used to extract clinical... Read more

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