Second HEXAnord Meeting, Åre 12-14 April 2010

12-14 April the IT for Health group at DSV arranged the second HEXAnord network meeting in Åre, Sweden. Apart from Hercules Dalianis, Sumithra Velupillai, Maria Skeppstedt, Elin Carlsson, Helen Allvin and me from DSV, there were participants from all participating countries (Finland, Norway, Denmark, Estonia and Lithuania) as well as visitors from Karolinska Institutet/KTH and Östra Sjukhuset, Västra Götalandsregionen.

The meeting consisted of seminars mainly on Machine Learning and Clinical Text together with work on the coming the 2nd Louhi Workshop on Text and Data Mining of Health Documents in L.A., June 5 2010. In conjunction to this work no less than three papers from the group, that had passed the double blind peer-review, were finalized.

Nine working groups were created for Intra Nordic cooperation dealing with Automated GTT-Global Trigger Tool, Visual Analytics, Requirements engineering, Release of Data, Negation detection, Decision making and reasoning processes, Characteristics of clinical texts, Compare clinical and general language and finally Comorbidity, all of them in the perspective of health text analysis.

On the agenda was also planning of the 3rd Louhi Workshop, probably to be held next year, as well as further planning for the PhD course to be held later this year.

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About Martin Duneld

I am a lecturer/researcher working at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences at Stockholm University.

My main interests lie in information extraction and retrieval, and in particular automatic text summarization, but I’ve been known to dabble in a variety of language technology related tool development. Currently my main work lies within the health domain.

I particularly enjoy teaching, as well as studying, anything even remotely related to computational linguistics and language technology. I also teach database and web oriented programming.

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