Pestian Lab

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    + Pestian Lab Meetings

    Meetings are to discuss project progress and team updates.

    March 19, 26
    April 2, 9, 23, 30
    May 7, 14, 21, 28
    June 4, 11, 18, 25
    July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
    August 6, 13, 20, 27
    September 3, 10, 17, 24
    October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
    November 5, 12, 19, 26
    December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

    + CEC Meetings

    Meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 3:00 pm EST. The purpose of this meeting is to collaborate with internal clinicians to develop an internal database of epilepsy surgery candidates. The Pestian Lab presents and demos web applications and home grown search engines with the purpose of soliciting the CEC neurologist feedback and input.

    March 3, 17
    April 7, 21
    May 5, 19
    June 9, 23
    July 7, 21
    August 4, 18
    September 8, 22
    October 6, 20
    November 3, 17
    December 1, 15

    + Multi Center suicide… (STM)

    Meets semi weekly to discuss study operations and enrollment. Meeting dates are every Tuesday at 12:00 pm EST and Thursday at 9:30 am. EST. Also the STM team meets bi-monthly with external study sites to discuss study enrollment, progress and updates. Meeting dates are every other Friday at 2:00 pm EST.

    + MiPeds

    Meets every Monday via on-line GoTo meeting at 2:00 pm EST. This is a collaborative meeting with external sites to build an across institution epilepsy database for research and clinical practice.

    + Journal Club

    Weekly meeting to review Journal articles with the purpose of disseminating new knowledge regarding medical NLP.


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    Mayo clinical Text Analysis and Knowledge Extraction System (cTAKES): architecture, component evaluation and applications

    Todd Lingren

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    Study of Transportability of an Existing Smoking Status Detection Module across Institutions

    Brian Connolly

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    An overview of MetaMap: historical perspective and recent advances

    Pawel Matykiewicz

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    An Analysis of Linguistic and Acoustic Features of Suicidal Adolescents Speech

    Rachel McCourt


    Automatic Detection of Omissions in Medication Lists

    Qi Li

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    Using Twitter to Examine Smoking Behavior and Perceptions of Emerging Tobacco Products

    Ni Yizhao

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    Automatically Annotating Topics in Transcripts of Patient-Provider Interactions via Machine Learning

    Haijun Zhai

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    Towards comprehensive syntactic and semantic annotations of the clinical narrative

    Todd Lingren

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    Regenstrief Institute's Medical Gopher: A next-generation homegrown electronic medical record system

    Judith Dexheimer

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    Composition of semantic relations: Theoretical framework and case study

    John Pestian

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    Learning part-of-speech taggers with inter-annotator agreement loss

    Benjamin Glass

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    Faryal Lit review

    Faryal Mallick


    Automatically Annotating...

    Haijun Zhai




    Work in progress

    Ni Yizhao


    IS Presentation


    Detecting Emotive Sentences with Pattern-based Language Modeling

    Rachel McCourt


    A Case-Based Reasoning System to Support the Global Software Development

    Judith Dexheimer