HELSI Bites: Leveraging NLP Tools to Enhance Health Research: Opportunities and Challenges

Image of hand holding a smartphone using natural language processing

Event details

Monday 15 May 2023
Online Event
Events are free but require registration via the link below. HELSI Bites are 30 minute lunchtime talks (15-18 minute talk & 10 minutes for Q&A), prepared in an engaging & accessible "TED talk" style, suitable for our diverse, cross disciplinary academic audience. They highlight the wealth of expertise amongst our members, and showcase our holistic approach to tackling ageing and extending healthy lifespans.


Presented by Dr Nafise Sadat Moosavi, from the Department of Computer Science

Natural language processing (NLP) is a powerful tool that can help us extract insights from the vast amounts of textual data that is available online or in existing corpora. In this talk, we will explore some of the ways that NLP can be used to enhance health research, including the analysis of electronic health records, social media data, and scientific publications. We will also discuss how chatbots and virtual assistants, powered by NLP technologies, can be used to facilitate scientific communications. Finally, we will discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with these approaches, including issues related to data quality and bias. 

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