A System for Industrial-Strength Linguistic Parsing of Medical Documents

S. Schmeier and M. Hirsch (Germany)


shallow linguistic parsing, clause identification, bio medical domain


This paper describes SPMED, a system for robust and accurate linguistic parsing of medical documents which is used in several industrial products. The basic design criterion of the system is of providing a set of basic powerful, robust, and generic linguistic knowledge sources and modules which can easily customized for processing different tasks in a flexible manner. The main application is seen in linguistic analysis of medical documents, yet the technology is easily applicable to other domains

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