Clinical abbreviations disambiguation and expansion

In the context of the POET project led by John Hurdle, we are developing and evaluating methods to detect abbreviations and acronyms in clinical text, disambiguate them, and replace them with their long form.



  • Kim, Y., Hurdle, J., & Meystre, S. M. (2011). Using UMLS lexical resources to disambiguate abbreviations in clinical text. AMIA Annu Symp Proc, 2011, 715–722.
  • Kim, Y., Hurdle, J. F., & Meystre, S. M. (2010). Acronyms and Abbreviations Ambiguity in a Diverse Set of Clinical Notes. AMIA Annu Symp Proc.