May 23, 2023 - 1:00 PM

Webinar: Transformers & BioNLP: Transforming Words into Care

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Event Organizer: Society for Imaging Informatics In Medicine

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“Transformer models are an increasingly important component of machine learning solutions. In the first part of this webinar, we will review the current and potential use cases for these models, specifically within the contexts of natural language processing and image analysis, along with important considerations for their development.

In the second part of the webinar, we will focus on clinical language processing. Clinical reports are an essential component of electronic health records (EHRs). These reports contain information about a patient’s medical history, including their diagnoses, treatments, and test results. This information can be extracted and analyzed using natural language processing (NLP) techniques, which can benefit clinical trial recruitment, clinical coding, etc. This part of the webinar will introduce clinical language processing and discuss the contribution of external knowledge sources in clinical NLP. We will then explore how contrastive learning can be used to bridge the gap between clinical text processing and diagnostic imaging, as we will explain how it can be used to train predictive models without the need for manual annotation of data.”

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