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Characteristics of Finnish and Swedish intensive care nursing narratives: a comparative analysis to support the development of clinical language technologies

Allvin, Helen; Carlsson, Elin; Dalianis, Hercules; Danielsson-Ojala, Riitta; Daudaravičius, Vidas; Hassel, Martin; Kokkinakis, Dimitrios; Lundgrén-Laine, Heljä; Nilsson, Gunnar H; Nytrø, Øystein; Salanterä, Sanna; Skeppstedt, Maria; Suominen, Hanna; Velupillai, Sumithra

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BACKGROUND Free text is helpful for entering information into electronic health records, but reusing it is a challenge. The need for language technology for processing Finnish and Swedish healthcare text is therefore evident; however, Finnish and Swedish are linguistically very dissimilar. In this paper we present a comparison of characteristics in Finnish and Swedish free-text nursing narratives from intensive care. This creates a framework for characterising and comparing clinical text and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011-07-14
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/16932
Source: Journal of Biomedical Semantics
DOI: 10.1186/2041-1480-2-S3-S1

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