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Table 8 Clinical application category by technical objective

From: A systematic review of natural language processing applied to radiology reports

Application category Information extraction Report/sentence Lexicon/ ontology Clustering
(n = 73) Classification (n = 81) Discovery (n = 9) (n = 1)
Disease information & Classification 15 31 - -
Diagnostic surveillance 28 17 - -
Quality compliance 5 15
Cohort-Epid. 6 10
Language discovery & knowledge 13 4 9 1
Technical NLP 6 4