Noriaki Kuwahara


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Features of Terms in Actual Nursing Activities
Hiromi itoh Ozaku | Akinori Abe | Kaoru Sagara | Noriaki Kuwahara | Kiyoshi Kogure
Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’06)

In this paper, we analyze nurses' dialogue and conversation data sets after manual transcriptions and show their features. Recently, medical risk management has been recognized as very important for both hospitals and their patients. To carry out medical risk management, it is important to model nursing activities as well as to collect many accident and incident examples. Therefore, we are now researching strategies of modeling nursing activities in order to understand them (E-nightingale Project). To model nursing activities, it is necessary to collect data of nurses' activities in actual situations and to accurately understand these activities and situations. We developed a method to determine any type of nursing activity from voice data. However we found that our method could not determine several activities because it misunderstood special nursing terms. To improve the accuracy of this method, we focus on analyzing nurses' dialogue and conversation data and on collecting special nursing terms. We have already collected 800 hours of nurses' dialogue and conversation data sets in hospitals to find the tendencies and features of how nurses use special terms such as abbreviations and jargon as well as new terms. Consequently, in this paper we categorize nursing terms according to their usage and effectiveness. In addition, based on the results, we show a rough strategy for building nursing dictionaries.


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Building Dialogue Corpora for Nursing Activity Analysis
Hiromi itoh Ozaku | Akinori Abe | Noriaki Kuwahara | Futoshi Naya | Kiyoshi Kogure | Kaoru Sagara
Proceedings of the Sixth International Workshop on Linguistically Interpreted Corpora (LINC-2005)