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DEFINDER: Rule-Based Methods for the Extraction of Medical Terminology and their Associated Definitions from On-line Text

Klavans, Judith L.; Muresan, Smaranda

The problem addressed in this paper concerns the automatic identification and extraction of medical terms along with their definitions and modifiers from full text consumer-oriented medical articles. The system, DEFINDER (Definition Finder), uses rule-based techniques. The output of our system can be used in several applications: creation and/or enhancement of on-line terminological resources, summarization and text categorization according to level of expertise, e. g. lay vs. technical.


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Computer Science
Proceedings of the AMIA 2000 Annual Symposium
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May 3, 2013