Text analytics in healthcare is unique because it demands a higher degree of precision than what’s acceptable for a Google search or Yelp recommendation. So, it’s no surprise fewer than five percent of health systems are effectively leveraging clinical information in a truly significant way. Fortunately, there are two promising frameworks for clinical awareness designed to meet the industry’s unique text analytics demands:
- ConText—solves for negation, experiencer, and temporality.
- cTAKES—includes the functionality of ConText, and adds the ability to identify the type of clinical term.