Professional Language in Swedish Radiology Reports – Characterization for Patient-Adapted Text Simplification
2013 (English)In: Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics 2013 / [ed] Gustav Bellika et al., Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2013, 55-59 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In health care, there is a need for patient adaption of clinical text, so that patients can understand their own health records. As a base for construction of automated text simplification tools, characterization of the clinical language is needed. We describe a corpus of 0.43 mill. radiology reports from a University Hospital, characterize it quantitatively and per-form a qualitative content analysis. The results show that a limited set of words and phrases are recurrent in the reports and can be used for exchange to more easy-to-read vocabu-lary. Semantic categories such as body parts, findings, proce-dures, and administrative information can be used in the sim-plification process. This study investigates the potentials and the pitfalls for text simplification of medical Swedish into general Swedish for laymen.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2013. 55-59 p.
, Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings, ISSN 1650‐3686 ; 91
clinical text, health records, text simplification, natural language processing, patient empowerment
Research subject Computer and Systems Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-95622ISBN: 978‐91‐7519‐518‐6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-95622DiVA: diva2:660929
Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 20, 2013