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30 Mar 2020
  • University of Melbourne
  • Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

Monday Lunch Live Stream with Professor Wendy Chapman

Natural language processing of clinical notes: can it help health professionals?

Patient notes represent a potential treasure trove of data locked away in a fortress of text and language. Natural Language Processing (NLP) could hold the key to unlocking this for use by health professionals.

Sitting at the intersection of data science and human language, NLP is a field of Artificial Intelligence that gives the machines the ability to read, understand and derive meaning from human language. 

In our new socially-distanced edition of Monday Lunch Live Stream, Professor Wendy Chapman, Associate Dean of Digital Health and Informatics at The University of Melbourne, will illustrate what Natural Language Processing can do – and its limitations.  Professor Chapman will show how NLP has been used to provide insights in the field of cancer and other areas of health, and how to determine whether natural language processing can be helpful for your work.

Professor Wendy Chapman
Director, Centre for Digital Transformation of Health
Associate Dean, Digital Health and Informatics
Medicine Dentistry and Health Science, The University of Melbourne

Professor Chapman joined the Faculty in September to take on the roles of Associate Dean Digital Health and Informatics and founding director of the Faculty’s new centre for clinical and population health informatics. Wendy will coordinate emerging activities in these areas across all the Schools at the University and link them to opportunities with our healthcare partners and the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health.

Her areas of specialisation include biomedical informatics, natural language processing, knowledge representation, application of informatics to clinical care and research.

Monday Lunch Live Stream
Monday 30 March 2020
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