14-18th September 2009 Staff attendance at the Recent Advantages in NLP Conference.
Jon Patrick attended the RANLP conference and presented a paper jointly authored with Yefeng Wang on computing relationships between entities in clinical notes in the Biomedical Workshop.
31st August Toby Hawker submitted his PhD thesis. Toby has been working at Google Sydney since early in the year and made a final push in August to complete the writing of his thesis on Word Sense Disambiguation.
19th August 2009 Attendance at HIC2009
Peter Budd and Pooyan Asgari, represented the Laboratory at HIC 2009 in Canberra.
30th July 2009. Suvir Jain completed his summer programme in the Laboratory. He has left with the promise to return which we are looking for ward to. In his time with us he completed a study on creating an optimised list of suggestions for spelling suggestions for unknown words in clinical notes.
22nd July 2009 Stefan Schafer has joined the Laboratory to study for a PhD on the topic of determining context in clinical notes.
1st July 2009 Forence SAVES from the College of Engineers CESI,
Tolouse is visiting us for 6 months as part of the professional
component for her Masters degree.
1st June 2009 Suvir Jain has join HITRL on a 2 month student internship from the Punjab Institute of Technology.
1st June 2009 QUPP Grant Award
The Laboratory was awarded a $200K grant from the Quality Use of pathology program (QUPP) to continue its work on automatic population of structured report from prose report. The study will deliver a web service for computing structured reports for melanoma, skin cancer and lymphoma pathology reports. The work is done in collaboration with pathologist Prof Richard Scolyer, Dr Raj Mural and Dr Wendy Cooper along with the advice of the Royal College of Pathologists.
1st March 2009 Pooyan Asgari has had his candidature upgraded from MPhil to PhD.
24th Feb 2009 Min LI has joined the HITRL to commence his PhD on high accuracy information extraction from clinical notes
1st November 2008 Prof Patrick appointed to WHO Committee.
Jon Patrick has been appointed to the Information Modelling group that is overseeing the design of ICD11.