Mining For Medical Expertise

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Hyderabad Section of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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Hyderabad, India


There are huge masses of population in the world and particularly in India, without access to sufficient healthcare. The World Health Organization (WHO) statistics show that disease and mortality rate greatly depend on access to proper healthcare. The talk will present a vision for automating a crucial healthcare function, medical diagnosis for mass deployment. The ideas that will be presented in the talk aim at automating medical diagnosis using text-mining techniques and the Vector Space Model. The key factor for healthcare’s success is the physician’s expertise. In this talk, we will examine if that expertise can be modeled as an information corpus and extracted using text mining techniques, particularly using the Vector Space Model, to perform diagnosis.


Applied Data Science