Catalina Hallett


Predicting Machine Translation Adequacy
Lucia Specia | Najeh Hajlaoui | Catalina Hallett | Wilker Aziz
Proceedings of Machine Translation Summit XIII: Papers


Automatic Rewriting of Patient Record Narratives
Catalina Hallett | David Hardcastle
Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'08)

Patients require access to Electronic Patient Records, however medical language is often too difficult for patients to understand. Explaining records to patients is a time-consuming task, which we attempt to simplify by automating the translation procedure. This paper introduces a research project dealing with the automatic rewriting of medical narratives for the benefit of patients. We are looking at various ways in which technical language can be transposed into patient-friendly language by means of a comparison with patient information materials. The text rewriting procedure we describe could potentially have an impact on the quality of information delivered to patients. We report on some preliminary experiments concerning rewriting at lexical and paragaph level. This is an ongoing project which currently addresses a restricted number of issues, including target text modelling and text rewriting at lexical level.


Exploring the Use of NLP in the Disclosure of Electronic Patient Records
David Hardcastle | Catalina Hallett
Biological, translational, and clinical language processing

Lexical Parameters, Based on Corpus Analysis of English and Swedish Cancer Data, of Relevance for NLG
Dimitrios Kokkinakis | Maria Toporowska Gronostaj | Catalina Hallett | David Hardcastle
Proceedings of the 16th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics (NODALIDA 2007)

Composing Questions through Conceptual Authoring
Catalina Hallett | Donia Scott | Richard Power
Computational Linguistics, Volume 33, Number 1, March 2007


Generic Querying of Relational Databases using Natural Language Generation Techniques
Catalina Hallett
Proceedings of the Fourth International Natural Language Generation Conference


Structural variation in generated health reports
Catalina Hallett | Donia Scott
Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Paraphrasing (IWP2005)