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Authors: Natalia Grabar 1 ; Izak van Zyl 2 ; Retha de la Harpe 2 and Thierry Hamon 3

Affiliations: 1 Université Lille 1&3, France ; 2 Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa ; 3 LIMSI-CNRS, BP133 and Université Paris 13, France

ISBN: 978-989-758-010-9

Keyword(s): Health Literacy, Readability, Consumer Health Informatics, Natural Language Processing, Xhosa, French.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Biomedical Engineering ; Cardiovascular Technologies ; Cloud Computing ; Computing and Telecommunications in Cardiology ; e-Health ; Health Engineering and Technology Applications ; Health Information Systems ; ICT, Ageing and Disability ; Medical and Nursing Informatics ; Platforms and Applications

Abstract: This paper presents cross-lingual experiments in automatic detection of medical words that may be difficult to understand by patients. The study relies on Natural Language Processing (NLP) methods, conducted in three steps, across two languages, French and Xhosa: (1) the French data are processed by NLP methods and tools to reproduce the manual categorization of words as understandable or not; (2) the Xhosa data are clustered with a non-supervised algorithm; (3) an analysis of the Xhosa results and their comparison with the results observed on the French data is performed. Some similarities between the two languages are observed.

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Paper citation in several formats:
Grabar N., van Zyl I., de la Harpe R. and Hamon T. (2014). The Comprehension of Medical Words - Cross-lingual Experiments in French and Xhosa.In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2014) ISBN 978-989-758-010-9, pages 334-342. DOI: 10.5220/0004803803340342

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author={Natalia Grabar and Izak van Zyl and Retha de la Harpe and Thierry Hamon},
title={The Comprehension of Medical Words - Cross-lingual Experiments in French and Xhosa},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2014)},
year={2014},
pages={334-342},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004803803340342},
isbn={978-989-758-010-9},
}

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2014)
TI - The Comprehension of Medical Words - Cross-lingual Experiments in French and Xhosa
SN - 978-989-758-010-9
AU - Grabar N.
AU - van Zyl I.
AU - de la Harpe R.
AU - Hamon T.
PY - 2014
SP - 334
EP - 342
DO - 10.5220/0004803803340342

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