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Clinical Natural Language Processing

This course teaches you the fundamentals of clinical natural language processing (NLP). In this course you will learn the basic linguistic principals underlying NLP, as well as how to write regular expressions and handle text data in R. You will also learn practical techniques for text processing to be able to extract information from clinical notes. Finally, you will have a chance to put your skills to the test with a real-world practical application where you develop text processing algorithms to identify diabetic complications from clinical notes. You will complete this work using a free, online computational environment for data science hosted by our Industry Partner Google Cloud.

Created by University of Colorado System


What you’ll learn

Through this educational resource you can acquire the skills required from companies in 2021. The most relevant technique within the educational resource that is commonly requested by employers is Data Science. The most relevant tool is R. You will also hear about Programming Skills, a trait often mentioned in job postings.

Who will benefit?

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