TEAM 10

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NLPs

Frank Hidalgo, Joseph Szabo, Christopher Zhang, Sean Perez, Kun Jin

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Acronym/Abbreviation (short form) disambiguation is one of main challenges when using NLP methods to uderstand medical records. While this topic has long been studied, it is still a work in progress. Current strategies often involve having manually curated datasets of abbreviations and train classifiers. The main problem of that approach is that curated datasets are sparse and don't include all the short forms. In Dec 2020, a paper came out where they created a large dataset of short forms as one of their steps in their pipeline to pre-train models. The goal of our project would be to build upon their short form disambiguation piece and create a tool to disambiguate a medical short form using its context. Example of the usage of our tool: original_sentence = "The patient states that she has had dizziness, nausea, some heartburn, and some change in her vision. She is gravida 6, para 4, AB 2. She has no history of adverse reaction to anesthesia." AB could stand for "abortion", "ankle-brachial", "blood group in ABO system", "A, B lines in Kerley lines". disambiguated_sentence = "The patient states that she has had dizziness, nausea, some heartburn, and some change in her vision. She is gravida 6, para 4, abortion 2. She has no history of adverse reaction to anesthesia."