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.
Clinical Natural Language Processing
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I live in an area that restricts access to Google products. Will I be able to complete the specialization?
Unfortunately at this time we can only allow students who have access to Google services (e.g., a gmail account) to complete the specialization. This is because we give students access to real clinical data and our privacy protections only allow data sharing through the Google BigQuery environment.