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Connectionists Data mining challenge classifying clinical free text.

Subject: Connectionists: Data mining challenge: classifying clinical free text.
Date: January 27, 2007 8:28:26 PM GMT+08:00

You are invited to participate in an international data mining

The goal is to assign all relevant codes (called ICD-9-CM codes)
to short clinical free texts. 
The Challenge provides an opportunity for research groups to test
the applicability of their natural language processing and machine
learning algorithms on real medical text data. 

Challenge details and on-line registration is found at

Important Dates are:

23 Jan 2007 Registration begins
1 Feb 2007 Training data sets released
28 Feb 2007 Registration ends
1 Mar 2007 Challenge data set released
18 Mar 2007 Last day to submit results
1 Apr 2007 Challenge results announced 

Challenge organizers include Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Medical Center Division of Biomedical Informatics, the University
of Cincinnati, Department of Radiology, Ohio State University's
Department of Linguistics, Nicolaus Copernicus University, and the
Center for Computational Pharmacology at the 
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. 

The Challenge is partly funded by an Ohio Third Frontier, Wright
Center of Innovation grant. 
Travel award is generously donated by Cincom Systems.

Questions should be e-mailed to   
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