Open Access book by Hercules Dalianis. Clinical Text Mining: Secondary Use of Electronic Patient Records

This open access book from Springer describes the results of natural language processing and machine learning methods applied to clinical text from electronic patient records.

Table of Contents


The History of the Patient Record and the Paper Record

User Needs: Clinicians, Clinical Researchers and Hospital Management

Characteristics of Patient Records and Clinical Corpora

Medical Classifications and Terminologies

Evaluation Metrics and Evaluation

Basic Building Blocks for Clinical Text Processing

Computational Methods for Text Analysis and Text Classification

Ethics and Privacy of Patient Records for Clinical Text Mining Research

Applications of Clinical Text Mining

Networks and Shared Tasks in Clinical Text Mining

Conclusions and Outlook