Clinical text is growing rapidly as electronic health records become pervasive. Much of the information recorded in a clinical encounter is located exclusively in provider narrative notes, which makes them indispensable for supplementing structured clinical data in order to better understand patient state and care provided. The methods and tools developed for the clinical domain have historically lagged behind the scientific advances in the general-domain NLP. Despite the substantial recent strides in clinical NLP, a substantial gap remains. The goal of this workshop is to address this gap by establishing a regular event in CL conferences that brings together researchers interested in developing state-of-the-art methods for the clinical domain. The focus is on improving NLP technology to enable clinical applications, and specifically, information extraction and modeling of narrative provider notes from electronic health records, patient encounter transcripts, and other clinical narratives.
Relevant topics for the workshop include, but are not limited to:
In 2023, Clinical NLP will encourage submissions from the following special tracks:
The 5th Clinical NLP Workshop will be co-located with ACL 2023 in Toronto, Canada - July 14, 2023.
Clinical NLP 2023 is also co-organizing a special track with the 19th Workshop on Multiword Expressions (MWE 2023). The goal is to foster future synergies that could address scientific challenges in the creation of resources, models and applications to deal with multiword expressions and related phenomena in the specialised domain of Clinical NLP. Submissions describing research on multi-word expressions in the specialized domain of Clinical NLP, especially introducing new datasets or new tools and resources, are welcome.
Note that submissions to this track must be submitted to MWE, not Clinical NLP by their earlier submission deadline, 20 Feb 2023. Please visit the MWE 2023 website for more details. Submissions accepted to this “Multi-word expressions in Clinical NLP” special track will have the opportunity to present their work first at MWE 2023 at EACL and then also at Clinical NLP 2023 at ACL.
Clinical NLP 2023 is hosting the MEDIQA-Chat Shared Tasks on doctor-patient conversations, which focuses on the following tasks:
Please visit the shared task website to register to participate and for additional information about the shared tasks.
The OpenReview submission site is:
All submissions must follow ACL formatting guidelines, including:
Clinical NLP 2023 has no preprint restrictions; you may post to arXiv at any time. Clinical NLP 2023 workshop proceedings are archival will be published on the ACL Anthology.
All deadlines are 11:59PM UTC-12:00 (anywhere on Earth)
|Shared task registration opens||Tuesday, January 10, 2023|
|Shared task release of training and validation sets||Friday, February 10, 2023|
|Shared task release of the test sets||Wednesday, March 15, 2023|
|Shared task run submission deadline||Friday, March 17, 2023|
|Shared task release of official results||Friday, March 31, 2023|
|Submission deadline (both general and shared task)||Thursday, May 4, 2023|
|Notification of acceptance||Monday, May 29, 2023|
|Final versions of papers due||Tuesday, June 6, 2023|
|Workshop||Friday, July 14, 2023|
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