Paper: Decision Style in a Clinical Reasoning Corpus

ACL ID W14-3412
Title Decision Style in a Clinical Reasoning Corpus
Venue Proceedings of the BioNLP Shared Task 2013 Workshop
Year 2014

The dual process model (Evans, 2008) posits two types of decision-making, which may be ordered on a continuum from intuitive to analytical (Hammond, 1981). This work uses a dataset of nar- rated image-based clinical reasoning, col- lected from physicians as they diagnosed dermatological cases presented as images. Two annotators with training in cognitive psychology assigned each narrative a rat- ing on a four-point decision scale, from in- tuitive to analytical. This work discusses the annotation study, and makes contribu- tions for resource creation methodology and analysis in the clinical domain.