Summarising complex ICU data in natural language: demonstration of the BT-45 system.

François Portet*, Albert Gatt, Ehud Reiter, Jim Hunter, Somayajulu Sripada, Cindy Sykes, Yvonne Freer, Neil McIntosh, Marian van der Meulen, Robert Logie

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Abstract

As ICUs generate increasing amounts of information, writing medical reports involves complex time-consuming reasoning to build a coherent text which will be meaningful to those who will use it for decision making (e.g.: for nurse handover). Moreover, it has been shown that summarizing complex multi-channel physiological and discrete data in natural language (text) can lead to better decision-making in the intensive care unit (ICU). To facilitate this summarisation, as part of the BabyTalk project, we have developed a system called BT-45 that automatically generates textual summaries from periods of continuous and discrete data in a neonatal ICU. The demonstration will show the system running on real data and will detail the steps in the construction of the final text. Although these summaries are not yet as good as those generated by human experts, we have demonstrated experimentally that they lead to as good decision-making as can be achieved through presenting the same data graphically.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAMIA Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium
Pages1225
Number of pages1
Volume2008
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008

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NameAMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Portet, F., Gatt, A., Reiter, E., Hunter, J., Sripada, S., Sykes, C., Freer, Y., McIntosh, N., van der Meulen, M., & Logie, R. (2008). Summarising complex ICU data in natural language: demonstration of the BT-45 system. In AMIA Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium (Vol. 2008, pp. 1225). (AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium).