We address the problem of automatically detecting the scope of negations and speculations in clinical notes, by proposing a machine-learning algorithm that analyzes the dependency tree of a sentence. Given a negative/speculative cue, the algorithm tries to extend the boundary of the scope towards the left and the right, by navigating through the parse tree. We report on experiments with the algorithm using the Bioscope corpus.

Detecting the scope of negations in clinical notes

Giuseppe Attardi
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COZZA, VITTORIA
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Daniele Sartiano
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2015

Abstract

We address the problem of automatically detecting the scope of negations and speculations in clinical notes, by proposing a machine-learning algorithm that analyzes the dependency tree of a sentence. Given a negative/speculative cue, the algorithm tries to extend the boundary of the scope towards the left and the right, by navigating through the parse tree. We report on experiments with the algorithm using the Bioscope corpus.
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