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Table 4 Examples of the patterns that occur in the section headings of structured RCT abstracts of Group A.

From: Are decision trees a feasible knowledge representation to guide extraction of critical information from randomized controlled trial reports?

Structure of Abstracts % of Corpus
Background, Method, Result Conclusion 16
Aim, Method, Result, Conclusion 14
Aim, Patient and Method, Result, Conclusion 8.5
Background, Aim, Method, Result, Conclusion 7.6
Background, Method and Results, Conclusion 6.6
Aim, Participants, Design, Measurements, Result Conclusion < 1
Context, Design, Setting, Participants, Outcome Measures, Result, Conclusion < 1
Aim, Design and Setting, Participants, Intervention, Measurements and Main Results, Conclusion < 1