The 4th International Workshop on Health Document Text Mining and Information Analysis with the Focus of Cross-Language Evaluation


The two-day Louhi workshop brings together academia, industry, healthcare providers and policy makers interested in natural-language processing of written and spoken health communication. Inspired by CLEF2012 and linked with CLEFeHealth2012, the focus of this fourth Louhi workshop is on, but not limited to:

  • syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic analysis of health documents; 
  • mono- and multilingual methods, applications, and resources for their automated processing and intelligent re-use; 
  • cross-language evaluation health documentation and their processing methods, applications, and resources; and
  • methods, resources, and infrastructure for this cross-language evaluation.

The program consists of invited talks, scientific presentations, and industrial demonstrations (programme, flyer). Highlights include speakers such as Professors Pierre Zweigenbaum (France), Hercules Dalianis (Sweden), and Jon Patrick (Australia). Workshop proceedings are also available.


The workshop takes place in Sydney, NSW, Australia on 11-12 February 2013, and is organised by NICTA. We collaborate with the Australian Health Informatics Summer School, organised in Sydney, NSW, Australia on 4-8 February 2013. Notice also NICTA Techfest 2013 on 13 February 2013 that takes place in the Parliament House, Canberra, ACT, Australia (a pretty bus trip or short flight from Sydney to the nation's capital). 

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