Information-Theoretic Classification of SNOMED Improves the Organization of Context-Sensitive Excerpts from Cochrane Reviews

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Sam, L., Lussier, Y., Borlawsky, T., Li, J., Tao Y. & Smith, B. Proc of the Annu Symp of the American Medical Informatics Association, Chicago, IL. 2007. Poster.

The emphasis on evidence based medicine (EBM) has placed increased focus on finding timely answers to clinical questions in presence of patients. Using a combination of natural language processing for the generation of clinical excerpts and information theoretic distance based clustering, we evaluated multiple approaches for the efficient presentation of context-sensitive EBM excerpts.