Text mining of cancer pathology reports at Kreftregisteret, Oslo, 8-9 april 2015

Rebecka Weegar and I had a kickoff for our Minecan project at Kreftregisteret, Oslo, 8-9 April 2015.
200 000 cancer pathology reports for cancer are sent yearly from all hospitals in Norway to Kreftregistret to be manually read and entered into a database. 25 human coders are performing this work.
Our plan is to build a prototype that automatically reads the pathology reports that are written in Norwegian and transfers some of the important information into the database. We are planning to use already coded pathology reports as training material.

Jan Nygård and Rebecka Weegar among pathology reports

Jan Nygård our host, and Rebecka Weegar among pathology reports

Hercules, Rebecka and Kjersti, coder

Hercules, Rebecka and Kjersti Østby , coder









About Hercules

I am a professor working at DSV-Stockholm University, I perform research in automatic text summarization and information retrieval using human language technology aswell as text mining on electronic patient records. I like to teach on my research but also supervising master thesis students.

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