Who are we?
We are a group of (bio)statisticians working on Statistical Natural Language Processing (NLP) in medical settings, specifically radiology NLP.
Why is it important?
Radiology data is often presented in chunks of texts, like this:
This is not a very useful format for data analysis, since we have no defined variables! At the same time radiology reports contain a lot of useful information, for example, in stratifying our sample. We desire to navigate this data dimension to facilitate our subgrouping of population.