Hans-Ulrich Schildhaus


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Patient-friendly Clinical Notes: Towards a new Text Simplification Dataset
Jan Trienes | Jörg Schlötterer | Hans-Ulrich Schildhaus | Christin Seifert
Proceedings of the Workshop on Text Simplification, Accessibility, and Readability (TSAR-2022)

Automatic text simplification can help patients to better understand their own clinical notes. A major hurdle for the development of clinical text simplification methods is the lack of high quality resources. We report ongoing efforts in creating a parallel dataset of professionally simplified clinical notes. Currently, this corpus consists of 851 document-level simplifications of German pathology reports. We highlight characteristics of this dataset and establish first baselines for paragraph-level simplification.