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CREATe: Clinical Report Extraction and Annotation Technology

Nov 17, 2020
Abstract: Clinical case reports are written descriptions of the unique aspects of a particular clinical case, playing an essential role in sharing clinical experiences about atypical disease phenotypes and new therapies. However, to our knowledge, there has been no attempt to develop an end-to-end system to annotate, index, or otherwise curate these reports. In this paper, we propose a novel computational resource platform, CREATe, for extracting, indexing, and querying the contents of clinical case reports. CREATe fosters an environment of sustainable resource support and discovery, enabling researchers to overcome the challenges of information science. Authors: Yichao Zhou, Wei-Ting Chen, Bowen Zhang, David Lee, J. Harry Caufield, Kai-Wei Chang, Yizhou Sun, Peipei Ping, Wei Wang (University of California, Los Angeles)