Maria Skeppstedt defended her Licentiate thesis convincingly and successfully on May 15, 2012! The dissertation, entitled From Disorder to Order – Extracting clinical findings from unstructured text, investigates the use of rule-based techniques to extract mentions of findings (e.g. breathing problems) and disorders (e.g. asthma) from electronic health records written in Swedish, while also being able to determine whether or not they occur in a negated context.
Associate Professor Beáta Megyesi from Uppsala University conducted the opposition, which yielded a fruitful discussion with the respondent. The examiner from DSV was Professor Harald Kjellin. Maria’s supervisors are Professor Hercules Dalianis and Professor Gunnar Nilsson.