Natural Language Processing in Support of Pharmacoepidemiology

Speakers: Ruth Reeves, VA Health Services Research, Josh Smith, VA Health Services Research

Natural language processing (NLP) extracts information from narrative text for computable use. In pharmacoepidemiology, NLP can support the identification of exposures, outcomes, and covariates that are difficult to capture using only structured data. In this webinar, we will discuss NLP, both generally and in terms of its application to biomedical data, and present a number of popular NLP tools and techniques that can be applied to pharmacoepidemiologic research.

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