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[Swarmfest2008] Abstract Submission

From: Emilia
Subject: [Swarmfest2008] Abstract Submission
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2008 19:21:41 -0500

Dear organizers,

Please accept the attached paper for an oral presentation at the 2008 Swarmfest.

Named Entity Recognition in Acute Inflammatory Response Studies

Emilia Apostolova, Steven Lytinen, Daniela Raicu
School of Computer Science
DePaul University
Chicago, IL
address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden


This paper presents a study of the task of recognizing a specific type
of Named Entities in
medical texts describing trauma conditions. The study includes data
gathering, named
entity orthographic rule definitions, building a lexicon, and training
via a machine
learning method - Conditional Random Fields. This Named Entity
Recognition task is
viewed as the first step of information extraction of free text
clinical studies describing
shock, trauma, inflammation, and other related states. The end goal is
to build a
computer model of the acute inflammatory response using agent-based
modeling. The
goal of this agent-based model is to simulate the body response to
shock and trauma.

Thank you very much.

Emilia Apostolova


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