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Medical Text Classification using Convolutional Neural Networks

Abstract · Apr 22, 2017 19:39 ·

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Arxiv Abstract

  • Mark Hughes
  • Irene Li
  • Spyros Kotoulas
  • Toyotaro Suzumura

We present an approach to automatically classify clinical text at a sentence level. We are using deep convolutional neural networks to represent complex features. We train the network on a dataset providing a broad categorization of health information. Through a detailed evaluation, we demonstrate that our method outperforms several approaches widely used in natural language processing tasks by about 15%.

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