Natural Language Processing (NLP) at UCSF Symposium

Have you ever wanted to extract medical information from clinical notes, biomedical textbooks, tweets or other unstructured text data? Have you tried to extract it yourself and hit roadblocks? Or, perhaps you were successful and but want to raise the bar and meet people doing similar work at UCSF.

Join us on May 18, for a morning dedicated to using natural language processing (NLP) techniques to process medical text, specifically focused on research applications. 

This will be a two-part event:

  • The first part of the morning will highlight current work by researchers on campus who have successfully used NLP to enable their research. Expect to learn what's possible with text analysis and information retrieval, and the support available to conduct medical research using NLP at UCSF. 
  • The second part of the morning is a deep dive into the code and techniques used by analysts and programmers, with the goal of enabling lab developers and trainees to get started with NLP.  It will feature tools, examples, challenges and technical particulars in the use of NLP.

We hope you can attend and encourage others to attend either or both parts of this event! 

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 9:00am to 12:30pm

Byers Auditorium
600 16th Street, San Francisco, California 94158

Event Type

Class/Info Session, Lecture/Seminar


School of Medicine


Students, Postdocs, Faculty, Staff


Mission Bay

Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI), UCSF Library


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