Tag: natural language

Evaluating Biomedical Word Embeddings

Summer of Research project by student Aaron Zhang (The University of Auckland), supervised by Dr Edmond Zhang (Orion Health). It takes time and money to train specialist medical algorithms, and medical-specific data is hard to obtain for research, but the payoff may well be worth it. Aaron Zhang’s research shows machine learning algorithms based on …

Feature importance for adverse drug event named entity recognition

Summer of Research project by Hamish Huggard, University of Auckland, supervised by Dr Edmond Zhang (Precision Driven Health and Orion Health). Automatically identifying drug names, dosages and effects in health records could help researchers find relationships between certain medications and negative effects on patients. An adverse drug event (ADE) is when something bad happens to …

Smart Search: Clinical Document Semantic Search

A ‘Google’ for Electronic Health Records  Ten minutes can be an eternity for medical professionals that need to make split-second decisions to save lives. If they miss a single piece of vital information it could prove critical – but equally, if they waste precious time searching for data, that too can be damaging to the …