Paris, 21 October 2014.
The project SYNODOS on semantic analysis of clinical reports with the aim of extracting meaning out of medical data and organising it to support epidemiological studies and medical decisions has successfully passed its mid-term reviews. The reviewers emphasized the quality of the research and the exploitation perspectives of the project in several domain besides the ones currently handled in the consortium.
Electronic medical records contain information that is crucial to biomedical research. A new 3-year collaborative project, SYNODOS, was launched in October 2012 with the aim of developing a generic solution for extracting meaning out of medical data and organising it to support epidemiological studies and medical decisions. A main feature of the SYNODOS solution, which ensures the generic nature of the application, is that it will allow medical staff to write their own expert rules independently of their domain of specialisation. A further objective is to evaluate the performance of the developed solution in extracting information in two domains: hospital-acquired infections and cancer.
The project brings together two academic institutions, CISMeF, experts in medical technology, and LBBE (UMR CNRS UCBL 5558), specialists in the field of epidemiology, as well as two industrial partners, Holmes Semantic Solutions (Ho2S), specialists in human language technology and resources, and Objet Direct, experts in the integration of business intelligence solutions and web technologies.