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From "Chen, Pei" <Pei.C...@childrens.harvard.edu>
Subject RE: (CTAKES-104) Add new component to extract Allergies
Date Mon, 12 Aug 2013 17:20:05 GMT
Hi Kim,
cTAKES currently should already identify any allergies in the note that is available in UMLS
(for ex. medications, food, etc. as long as the sematic types are included.)
However, it doesn't return back any of the associated reactions (either known or explicitly
stated about the patient).  
Open to ideas- especially if folks are aware of any dictionaries that contain that sort of


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kim Ebert [mailto:kim.ebert@perfectsearchcorp.com]
> Sent: Monday, August 12, 2013 1:07 PM
> To: Chen, Pei
> Cc: user@ctakes.apache.org
> Subject: (CTAKES-104) Add new component to extract Allergies
> Hi Pei,
> I was thinking of doing some work to extract Allergies, so I was wondering
> what your thoughts are about this.
> Do you have any specific plans or ideas on how to implement this?
> Do you have any specific databases that you planned on using?
> Any thoughts would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> --
> Kim Ebert
> 1.801.669.7342
> Perfect Search Corp
> http://www.perfectsearchcorp.com/

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