Medical NLP Challenge Result


Team MANCS (Dr Sophia Ananiadou, Dr Yutaka Sasaki, Mr Brian Rea) ranked in the top 5 at international competition "the 2007 Computational Medicine Center International Challenge: Classifying Clinical Free Text Using Natural Language Processing." [1]

The mission in this competition is to create computational intelligence algorithms that automate the assignment of ICD-9-CM codes to clinical free text. The performance of MANCS's software was ranked at fifth position in terms of the cost sensitive measure and eighth in term of macro average F1 among 44 leading research institutes all over the world.


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