This work was published as a full paper for the SIIRH2020 workshop at ECIR2020.

Read the paper here. See the presentation here.


Nowadays, clinical patients are often free to access their own electronic health records (EHRs) online. Medical records are however not written with the patient in mind -- the medical terminology necessary to ensure unambiguous communication between medical professionals on likelihood of pathology renders the EHRs less accessible to patients. By annotating these texts with links to external knowledge bases, the patients can be provided with additional reliable information to clarify terminology. In this paper, we present preliminary work on preparing Dutch radiology reports for named entity recognition and entity linking to provide additional information to patients. Additionally, we suggest a roadmap for further research into patient-friendly presentation of radiology reports.