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

 

Kreftregistret

Kreftregistret

Tapas

Tapas

 

 

About Hercules

I am a professor working at DSV-Stockholm University, I perform research in natural language processing and information retrieval, the last ten years I have been working on text mining on electronic patient records to build useful tools to improve health. Hercules homepage
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