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Course on Medical Natural Language Processing at King’s

June 17, 2019 - June 21, 2019

The course provides an introduction to the nature of medical text, and the technical and organisational challenges encountered when processing. It will be based around practical examples and widely used NLP tools.

The course aims to provide an introduction to the major techniques of natural language processing, and to provide participants with the skills to create their own NLP applications, using both rules based and statistical approaches. Methods will be introduced for extracting structured information from text, and for automatically classifying text, together with the selection of data for training and for evaluation. It will provide a practical instruction in the use of some widely used tools in NLP, including GATE (a Java based framework) and Python.

Course Team

  • Dr Angus Roberts
  • Dr Sumithra Velupillai