Call for Participation
in conjunction with AMIA Fall
Workshop: 7-8 November, 2008 in Hilton Washington and Towers, Washington, DC
Registration Deadline: 31 October, 2008
Register at: https://i2b2.org/NLP
Organizer: Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside, i2b2, a National Center for Biomedical Computing
The second i2b2 Workshop on Challenges in Natural Language Processing for Clinical Data will present the top performing systems from the i2b2 shared-task on obesity.
The obesity shared-task was a multi-class, multi-label classification task focused on obesity and its co-morbidities. The data for the shared-task consisted of discharge summaries from Partners Healthcare. All records had been fully de-identified. Obesity information and co-morbidities had been marked at a document level as present, absent, questionable, or unmentioned in the documents. For each patient, both textual judgments, i.e., what the text explicitly states about obesity and co-morbidities, and intuitive judgments, i.e., what the text implies about obesity and co-morbidities, were provided. The goal of the shared-task was to evaluate systems on their ability to recognize whether a patient is obese and what co-morbidities they exhibit.
The i2b2 workshop is now open to registration. (https://i2b2.org/NLP)
|Ozlem Uzuner, Chair,||SUNY at Albany
Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus
|Peter Szolovits,||MIT CSAIL|
|Isaac Kohane,||Partners Healthcare|
Questions on the challenge can be addressed to Ozlem Uzuner, i2b2nlp at albany dot edu.