Amy Neustein, S. Sagar Imambi, Mário Rodrigues, António Teixeira and Liliana Ferreira

1 Application of text mining to biomedical knowledge extraction: analyzing clinical narratives and medical literature

Abstract: One of the tools that can aid researchers and clinicians in coping with the surfeit of biomedical information is text mining. In this chapter, we explore how text mining is used to perform biomedical knowledge extraction. By describing its main phases, we show how text mining can be used to obtain relevant information from vast online databases of health science literature and patients’ electronic health records. In so doing, we describe the workings of the four phases of biomedical knowledge extraction using text mining (text gathering, ...

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