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Neurolinguistic approach to natural language processing with applications to medical text analysis

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Neurolinguistic approach to natural language processing with applications to medical text analysis
Brain processes responsible for understanding language are approximated by spreading activation in semantic networks, providing enhanced representations that involve concepts not found directly in the text. Approximation of this process is of great practical and theoretical interest. Snapshots of activations of various concepts in the brain spreading through associative network may be captured in a vector model. Medical ontologies are used to identify concepts of specific semantic type in the text, and add to each of them related concepts, providing expanded vector representations. To avoid rapid growth of the extended feature space after each step only the most useful features that increase document clusterization are retained. Short hospital discharge summaries are used to illustrate how this process works on a real, very noisy data. Results show significantly improved clustering and classification accuracy. Although better approximations to the spreading of neural activations may b...
Wlodzislaw Duch, Pawel Matykiewicz, John Pestian
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where NN
Authors Wlodzislaw Duch, Pawel Matykiewicz, John Pestian
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