From dictations to clinical reports using machine translation

ACL 2018

From dictations to clinical reports using machine translation

Jun 29, 2018
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Abstract: A typical workflow to document clinical encounters entails dictating a summary, running speech recognition, and post-processing the resulting text into a formatted letter. Post-processing entails a host of transformations including punctuation restoration, truecasing, marking sections and headers, converting dates and numerical expressions, parsing lists, etc. In conventional implementations, most of these tasks are accomplished by individual modules. We introduce a novel holistic approach to post-processing that relies on machine callytranslation. We show how this technique outperforms an alternative conventional system—even learning to correct speech recognition errors during post-processing—while being much simpler to maintain. Authors: Gregory Finley, Wael Salloum, Najmeh Sadoughi, Erik Edwards, Amanda Robinson, Nico Axtmann, Michael Brenndoerfer, Mark Miller, David Suendermann-Oeft (EMR.AI Inc, University of California Berkeley, DHBW)

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