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Structural variation in generated health reports

Hallett, Catalina and Scott, Donia (2005). Structural variation in generated health reports. In: 3rd International Workshop on Paraphrasing (IWP2005), 14 Oct 2005, Jeju Island, Republic of Korea.

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Abstract

We present a natural language generator that produces a range of medical reports on the clinical histories of
cancer patients, and discuss the problem of conceptual restatement in generating various textual views of the
same conceptual content. We focus on two features of our system: the demand for 'loose paraphrases' between
the various reports on a given patient, with a high degree of semantic overlap but some necessary amount of distinctive content; and the requirement for paraphrasing at primarily the discourse level.

Item Type: Conference Item
Keywords: paraphrasing; natural language; generation; medical records; e-health
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 5249
Depositing User: Donia Scott
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2006
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2010 22:10
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/5249
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