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A Systematic Approach for Medical Language Processing: Generating Derivational Variants
May-June 2012 (vol. 14 no. 3)
pp. 36-42
Chris J. Lu, US National Library of Medicine
Lynn McCreedy, US National Library of Medicine
Destinee Tormey, US National Library of Medicine
Allen C. Browne, US National Library of Medicine
Medical language processing seeks to analyze linguistic patterns in electronic medical records, which requires managing lexical variations. A systematic approach to generating derivational variants, including prefixes, suffixes, and zero derivations, has improved precision and recall rates.

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Index Terms:
natural language Processing (NLP), medical language processing (MLP), lexical tools, derivational variants generation
Citation:
Chris J. Lu, Lynn McCreedy, Destinee Tormey, Allen C. Browne, "A Systematic Approach for Medical Language Processing: Generating Derivational Variants," IT Professional, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 36-42, May-June 2012, doi:10.1109/MITP.2012.29
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