Sixth International Workshop on Health Text Mining and Information Analysis
Abstr. due: 28.06.2015
Dates: 17.09.15 — 18.09.15
Organizing comittee e-mail: cyril.grouin A@T limsi.fr
The Sixth International Workshop on Health Text Mining and Information Analysis provides an interdisciplinary forum for researchers interested in automated processing of health documents. Health documents encompass electronic health records, clinical guidelines, spontaneous reports for pharmacovigilance, biomedical literature, health forums/blogs or any other type of health related documents. The Louhi workshop series fosters interactions between the Computational Linguistics, Medical Informatics and Artificial Intelligence communities. It started in 2008 in Turku, Finland and has been organized five times: Louhi 2010 was co-located with NAACL in Los Angeles, CA; Louhi 2011 was co-located with Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME) in Bled, Slovenia; Louhi 2013 was held in Sydney, Australia during NICTA Techfest; and Louhi 2014 was co-located with EACL in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Louhi 2015 is soliciting papers describing original research. Papers must describe substantial and completed work but also focus on a contribution, a negative result, a software package or work in progress. The areas include, but are not limited to, the following language processing techniques and related areas:
Techniques supporting information extraction, e.g. named entity recognition, negation and uncertainty detection
Classification and text mining applications (e.g. diagnostic classifications such as ICD-10 and nursing intensity scores) and problems (e.g. handling of unbalanced data sets)
Text representation, including dealing with data sparsity and dimensionality issues
Domain adaptation, e.g. adaptation of standard NLP tools (incl. tokenizers, PoS-taggers, etc) to the medical domain
Information fusion, i.e. integrating data from various sources, e.g. structured and narrative documentation
Unsupervised methods, including distributional semantics
Evaluation, gold/reference standard construction and annotation
Syntactic, semantic and pragmatic analysis of health documents
Anonymization / de-identification of health records and ethics
Supporting the development of medical terminologies and ontologies
Individualization of content, consumer health vocabularies, summarization and simplification of text
NLP for supporting documentation and decision making practices
Predictive modeling of adverse events,e.g. adverse drug events and hospital acquired infections
We welcome submissions on topics related to text mining of health documents, particularly emphasizing multidisciplinary aspects of health documentation and the interplay between nursing and medical sciences, information systems, computational linguistics and computer science. We also encourage submissions reporting work on low-resourced languages, addressing the challenges of data sparsity and language characteristic diversity.
Submissions go through a double-blind review process, where each submission is reviewed by three program committee members. Accepted papers will be presented by the authors in a regular workshop session either as a talk or a poster. All accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings. As in previous Louhi workshops, the authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their contribution that will be considered for a follow-up publication in a special issue of a high-impact journal.
Conference Web-Site: https://louhi2015.limsi.fr/