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Title Annotating Question Decomposition on Complex Medical Questions
Authors Kirk Roberts, Kate Masterton, Marcelo Fiszman, Halil Kilicoglu and Dina Demner-Fushman
Abstract This paper presents a method for annotating question decomposition on complex medical questions. The annotations cover multiple syntactic ways that questions can be decomposed, including separating independent clauses as well as recognizing coordinations and exemplifications. We annotate a corpus of 1,467 multi-sentence consumer health questions about genetic and rare diseases. Furthermore, we label two additional medical-specific annotations: (1) background sentences are annotated with a number of medical categories such as symptoms, treatments, and family history, and (2) the central focus of the complex question (a disease) is marked. We present simple baseline results for automatic classification of these annotations, demonstrating the challenging but important nature of this task.
Topics Information Extraction, Information Retrieval, Document Classification, Text categorisation
Full paper Annotating Question Decomposition on Complex Medical Questions
Bibtex @InProceedings{ROBERTS14.124,
  author = {Kirk Roberts and Kate Masterton and Marcelo Fiszman and Halil Kilicoglu and Dina Demner-Fushman},
  title = {Annotating Question Decomposition on Complex Medical Questions},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14)},
  year = {2014},
  month = {may},
  date = {26-31},
  address = {Reykjavik, Iceland},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair) and Khalid Choukri and Thierry Declerck and Hrafn Loftsson and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  isbn = {978-2-9517408-8-4},
  language = {english}
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