Paper: A Hierarchical Approach to Encoding Medical Concepts for Clinical Notes

ACL ID P08-3012
Title A Hierarchical Approach to Encoding Medical Concepts for Clinical Notes
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2008
Authors

This paper proposes a hierarchical text catego- rization (TC) approach to encoding free-text clinical notes with ICD-9-CM codes. Prelim- inary experimental result on the 2007 Com- putational Medicine Challenge data shows a hierarchical TC system has achieved a micro- averaged F1 value of 86.6, which is compara- ble to the performance of state-of-the-art flat classification systems.