Sumithra Velupillai, Hercules Dalianis and Martin Hassel attended ISHIMR 2009: The 14th International Symposium for Health Information Management Research in Kalmar, Sweden, September 14-16.
At ISHIMR 2009 Sumithra presented the paper The Stockholm EPR Corpus – Characteristics and Some Initial Findings, co-written with Hercules and Martin. In this paper, The Stockholm EPR Corpus is described and compared to a general language corpus in Swedish (PAROLE), as well as a description and discussion of four initiated experiments applied on the Stockholm EPR Corpus: hypothesis generation, detection of uncertain and certain expressions, automatic diagnose code suggestion and automatic synonym (or rather “associonym”) generation. The work is part of the KEA-project. The paper can be found here:
Sumithra was awarded the best paper award after a successful presentation!
The conference gathered people from ten different countries, and many valuable contacts were established.
Martin and Sumithra in discussion at opening reception:
Spellbound audience during guided poster session:
Hercules at conference dinner at the Kalmar castle:
Sumithra presenting the paper:
Sumithra with the conference organizers Peter Bath and Göran Petersson, receiving award for best paper: