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Surgical Action Predicates with Mapping
Wang, Yan; Pakhomov, Serguei; Melton, Genevieve (2012)

Surgical Action Predicates with Mapping

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The ‘procedure description’ section in operative note contains a significant amount of description of actions performed during an operation. The action predicates (e.g., fill, incision, irrigate, etc.) encode predicative relations between nominal arguments (e.g., chamber, viscoelastic, Murphy hook, L5 root, antibiotic solution). These predicate arguments convey the important details about actions performed during a procedure. This dataset includes frequent action predicates collected from 362,310 operation narratives obtained from University of Minnesota-affiliated Fairview Health Services with the UMLS and SPECIALIST lexicon mapping.

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This research was sponsored by the American Surgical Association Foundation Fellowship, the University of Minnesota Institute for Health Informatics Seed Grant and the National Library of Medicine (#R01 LM009623-01).

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Wang, Yan; Pakhomov, Serguei; Melton, Genevieve. (2012). Surgical Action Predicates with Mapping. Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy,

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