Natural Language Processing
Medical and Clinical Informatics
E – Health
E – Learning
Ph.D. OANA M. FRUNZA
1. My current research interests are related to text classification, knowledge representation, and information extraction from clinical, medical, and biomedical textual data. I am currently working on finishing my PhD thesis entitled “Personalized medicine through automatic extraction of information from medical texts”.
Some of my research objectives are:
a. Automatically identifying disease-presence in clinical data;
b. Identifying topic-relevant information in the life-science literature;
c. Functional genomics;
d. Prediction of existing relations between medical entities.
2. Additional research interests involve cross-language word sense disambiguation using Machine Learning techniques. My research focus involves Cognates, False Friends, and Partial Cognates word-pairs between French and English. The tasks that I tackled are the identification of cognates and false-friend pairs, and the disambiguation of partial-cognates. Part of this research involved the development of a tool that uses part of the research that I did on this topic. The tool is called CLPA – Cross-Language Pair Annotation tool. It is a java free-for-download project designed to annotate French texts with Cognates and False Friends words. More information and a snapshot of the tool’s GUI can be found here.
3. Multilingual text processing and information extraction systems are also part of my research interests. I am a member of the BALIE project. My main contribution consists in adding the Romanian-language capabilities to the project.
The TAMALE group holds weekly interesting seminars. The schedule can be found here.
My supervisor is Dr. Diana Inkpen
Some NLP resources:
University of Ottawa Courses
ITI1121 Introduction to Computing II Winter 2012
CSI3130 Database II Fall 2011
Programme des mini-cours d’enrichissement “Le jeu et l’intelligence artificielle”, mai, 2008-2012
Base de données (CSI2532), Winter 2011
Professional Practice in Computer Science (CSI2911), Winter 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Introduction to Computing I (ITI1120), Fall 2007/2008/2009
Conception et analyse des algorithmes (CSI2501), Winter 2007
Structures Discrètes (CSI3505), Fall 2006
Formal Languages (CSI3104), Winter 2005, 2011
My former University from Romania “Babes-Bolyai” Univ. Cluj-Napoca
Here you can find some interesting information about Romania, my home country.
A place where you might find a cool and interesting talk: TED - Ideas worth spreading.
School of Electrical Engineering and
Computer Science (SEECS),
University of Ottawa
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