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CoursesCS 562/662 Natural Language Processing
I'm interested in meaning. How can we understand text or speech at the word-level? Sentence-level? Document-level? I've found that oftentimes, meaning must be understood with respect to domain context, so I work on the medical context of millions of clinician's notes — information retrieval, information extraction, and corpus analysis. I've also found that the meaning of language reflects its situational context, and I must account for this if I want my work to have any real-world impact. This drives my research in modeling the medical history of patients from a holistic patient-level perspective; it also informs the NLM-funded project that I lead, on the practical problem of retrieving patient cohorts from clinical text.