Paper: Coreference Resolution for Structured Drug Product Labels

ACL ID W14-3407
Title Coreference Resolution for Structured Drug Product Labels
Venue Proceedings of the BioNLP Shared Task 2013 Workshop
Year 2014

FDA drug package inserts provide com- prehensive and authoritative information about drugs. DailyMed database is a repository of structured product labels ex- tracted from these package inserts. Most salient information about drugs remains in free text portions of these labels. Ex- tracting information from these portions can improve the safety and quality of drug prescription. In this paper, we present a study that focuses on resolution of coref- erential information from drug labels con- tained in DailyMed. We generalized and expanded an existing rule-based coref- erence resolution module for this pur- pose. Enhancements include resolution of set/instance anaphora, recognition of ap- positive constructions and wider use of UMLS semantic knowledge. We obtained an improvement of 40% over t...