Chinese chief complaint classification for syndromic surveillance

Hsin Min Lu, Chwan Chuen King, Tsung Shu Wu, Fuh Yuan Shih, Jin Yi Hsiao, Dajun Zeng, Hsinchun Chen

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Abstract

There is a critical need for the development of chief complaint (CC) classification systems capable of processing non-English CCs as syndromic surveillance is being increasingly practiced around the world. In this paper, we report on an ongoing effort to develop a Chinese CC classification system based on the analysis of Chinese CCs collected from hospitals in Taiwan. We found that Chinese CCs contain important symptom-related information and provide a valid source of information for syndromic surveillance. Our technical approach consists of two key steps: (a) mapping Chinese CCs to English CCs using a mutual information-based mapping method, and (b) reusing existing English CC classification systems to process translated Chinese CCs. We demonstrate the effectiveness of this proposed approach through a preliminary evaluation study using a real-world dataset.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages11-22
Number of pages12
Volume4506 LNCS
StatePublished - 2007
Event2nd NSF BioSurveillance Workshop, BioSurveillance 2007 - New Brunswick, NJ, United States
Duration: May 22 2007May 22 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4506 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other2nd NSF BioSurveillance Workshop, BioSurveillance 2007
CountryUnited States
CityNew Brunswick, NJ
Period5/22/075/22/07

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Keywords

  • Chinese chief complaints
  • Medical ontology
  • Multilingual chief complaint classification
  • Mutual information
  • Syndromic surveillance
  • UMLS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Lu, H. M., King, C. C., Wu, T. S., Shih, F. Y., Hsiao, J. Y., Zeng, D., & Chen, H. (2007). Chinese chief complaint classification for syndromic surveillance. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 4506 LNCS, pp. 11-22). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4506 LNCS).

Chinese chief complaint classification for syndromic surveillance. / Lu, Hsin Min; King, Chwan Chuen; Wu, Tsung Shu; Shih, Fuh Yuan; Hsiao, Jin Yi; Zeng, Dajun; Chen, Hsinchun.

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 4506 LNCS 2007. p. 11-22 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4506 LNCS).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Lu, HM, King, CC, Wu, TS, Shih, FY, Hsiao, JY, Zeng, D & Chen, H 2007, Chinese chief complaint classification for syndromic surveillance. in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). vol. 4506 LNCS, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 4506 LNCS, pp. 11-22, 2nd NSF BioSurveillance Workshop, BioSurveillance 2007, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, 5/22/07.
Lu HM, King CC, Wu TS, Shih FY, Hsiao JY, Zeng D et al. Chinese chief complaint classification for syndromic surveillance. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 4506 LNCS. 2007. p. 11-22. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
Lu, Hsin Min ; King, Chwan Chuen ; Wu, Tsung Shu ; Shih, Fuh Yuan ; Hsiao, Jin Yi ; Zeng, Dajun ; Chen, Hsinchun. / Chinese chief complaint classification for syndromic surveillance. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 4506 LNCS 2007. pp. 11-22 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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