Unlocking clinical data from narrative reports: A study of natural language processing Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Medical Records Systems, Computerized
  • Natural Language Processing

abstract

  • Physicians disagreed on the interpretation of narrative reports, but this was not caused by outlier physicians or a consistent difference in the way internists and radiologists read reports. The natural language processor was not distinguishable from the physicians and was superior to all other comparison subjects. Although the domain of this study was restricted (six clinical conditions in chest radiographs), natural language processing seems to have the potential to extract clinical information from narrative reports in a manner that will support automated decision-support and clinical research.

publication date

  • January 1995

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 7702231

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 681

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 122

number

  • 9