Building a Norwegian Lexical Resource for Medical Entity Recognition

LREC 2020  ·  Ildiko Pilan, P{\aa}l H. Brekke, Lilja {\O}vrelid ·

We present a large Norwegian lexical resource of categorized medical terms. The resource, which merges information from large medical databases, contains over 56,000 entries, including automatically mapped terms from a Norwegian medical dictionary... We describe the methodology behind this automatic dictionary entry mapping based on keywords and suffixes and further present the results of a manual evaluation performed on a subset by a domain expert. The evaluation indicated that ca. 80{\%} of the mappings were correct. read more

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