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2022 Nov 29

JMIR Public Health Surveill

Natural Language Processing for Improved Characterization of COVID-19 Symptoms: An Observational Study of 350,000 Patients in a Large Integrated Healthcare System.


Malden D E, Tartof SY, Ackerson B K, Hong V, Skarbinski J, Yau V, Qian L, Fischer H, Shaw S, Caparosa S, Xie F
JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2022 Nov 29.
PMID: 36446133.


Natural language processing (NLP) of unstructured text from Electronic Medical Records (EMR) can improve characterization of COVID-19 signs and symptoms, but large-scale studies demonstrating the real-world application and validation of NLP for this purpose are limited.