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Clinical Symbol Sense Inventory
Moon, Sungrim; Pakhomov, Serguei; Melton, Genevieve (2012)

Clinical Symbol Sense Inventory

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Although clinical texts contain many symbols, relatively little attention has been given to symbol resolution by medical natural language processing (NLP) researchers. Interpreting the meaning of symbols may be viewed as a special case of Word Sense Disambiguation (WSD). One thousand instances of four common non-alphanumeric symbols (‘+’, ‘–’, ‘/’, and ‘#’) were randomly extracted from a clinical document repository and annotated by experts. De-identified data are available for researchers.

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Moon, Sungrim; Pakhomov, Serguei; Melton, Genevieve. (2012). Clinical Symbol Sense Inventory. Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy,

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