IABtalks: February 23rd Industry Presentation & Networking Event | University of Utah School of Medicine | Department of Biomedical Informatics
Theme: Natural Language Processing
Keynote Presentation by Gerasimos Petratos, CEO and Founder of Hiteks Solutions, Inc.
It is great to hear about all the applications of NLP happening amongst the students and in industry, I remember when I was in the DBMI program here in 2001 that NLP was identified as one of the enabling technologies for Health IT; in fact, one my Master’s thesis recommendations was to apply NLP to improve sensitivity and specificity of adverse drug event detection. Why Natural Language in Medicine? Did you know that human language in general can account for an almost infinite amount of ways to describe our outside world? So for clinical language, mainly derived from Greek and Latin, to describe our biological and medical worlds – so to speak – we have borrowed from our broader language system and added clinical terminologies with millions of clinical terms, lab tests, …