Canary: an NLP platform for clinicians and researchers

Shervin Malmasi, Nicolae L. Sandor, Naoshi Hosomura, Matt Goldberg, Stephen Skentzos, Alexander Turchin

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Abstract

Information Extraction methods can help discover critical knowledge buried in the vast repositories of unstructured clinical data. However, these methods are underutilized in clinical research, potentially due to the absence of free software geared towards clinicians with little technical expertise. The skills required for developing/using such software constitute a major barrier for medical researchers wishing to employ these methods. To address this, we have developed Canary, a free and open-source solution designed for users without natural language processing (NLP) or software engineering experience. It was designed to be fast and work out of the box via a user-friendly graphical interface.

LanguageEnglish
Pages447-453
Number of pages7
JournalApplied clinical informatics
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Information extraction
  • clinical informatics
  • natural language processing

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Malmasi, S., Sandor, N. L., Hosomura, N., Goldberg, M., Skentzos, S., & Turchin, A. (2017). Canary: an NLP platform for clinicians and researchers. Applied clinical informatics, 8(2), 447-453. https://doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2017-01-IE-0018
Malmasi, Shervin ; Sandor, Nicolae L. ; Hosomura, Naoshi ; Goldberg, Matt ; Skentzos, Stephen ; Turchin, Alexander. / Canary : an NLP platform for clinicians and researchers. In: Applied clinical informatics. 2017 ; Vol. 8, No. 2. pp. 447-453.
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Canary : an NLP platform for clinicians and researchers. / Malmasi, Shervin; Sandor, Nicolae L.; Hosomura, Naoshi; Goldberg, Matt; Skentzos, Stephen; Turchin, Alexander.

In: Applied clinical informatics, Vol. 8, No. 2, 04.2017, p. 447-453.

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