Paper: Multilingual Assistant for Medical Diagnosing and Drug Prescription Based on Category Ranking

ACL ID C08-3007
Title Multilingual Assistant for Medical Diagnosing and Drug Prescription Based on Category Ranking
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2008
Authors

This paper presents a real-world applica- tion for assisting medical diagnosis and drug prescription, which relies on the exclusive use of machine learning tech- niques. We have automatically processed an extensive biomedical literature to train a categorization algorithm in order to pro- vide it with the capability of matching symptoms to MeSH descriptors. To in- teract with the classifier, we have devel- oped a multilingual web interface so that professionals in medicine can easily get some help in their decisions about di- agnoses (lookfordiagnosis.com) and pre- scriptions (lookfortherapy.com). We also demonstrate the effectiveness of this ap- proach with a test set containing several hundreds of real clinical histories.