Marcelo Fiszman


Decomposing Consumer Health Questions
Kirk Roberts | Halil Kilicoglu | Marcelo Fiszman | Dina Demner-Fushman
Proceedings of BioNLP 2014

Annotating Question Decomposition on Complex Medical Questions
Kirk Roberts | Kate Masterton | Marcelo Fiszman | Halil Kilicoglu | Dina Demner-Fushman
Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14)

This paper presents a method for annotating question decomposition on complex medical questions. The annotations cover multiple syntactic ways that questions can be decomposed, including separating independent clauses as well as recognizing coordinations and exemplifications. We annotate a corpus of 1,467 multi-sentence consumer health questions about genetic and rare diseases. Furthermore, we label two additional medical-specific annotations: (1) background sentences are annotated with a number of medical categories such as symptoms, treatments, and family history, and (2) the central focus of the complex question (a disease) is marked. We present simple baseline results for automatic classification of these annotations, demonstrating the challenging but important nature of this task.


Interpreting Consumer Health Questions: The Role of Anaphora and Ellipsis
Halil Kilicoglu | Marcelo Fiszman | Dina Demner-Fushman
Proceedings of the 2013 Workshop on Biomedical Natural Language Processing


Arguments of Nominals in Semantic Interpretation of Biomedical Text
Halil Kilicoglu | Marcelo Fiszman | Graciela Rosemblat | Sean Marimpietri | Thomas Rindflesch
Proceedings of the 2010 Workshop on Biomedical Natural Language Processing


Interpreting comparative constructions in biomedical text
Marcelo Fiszman | Dina Demner-Fushman | Francois M. Lang | Philip Goetz | Thomas C. Rindflesch
Biological, translational, and clinical language processing


Abstraction Summarization for Managing the Biomedical Research Literature
Marcelo Fiszman | Thomas C. Rindflesch | Halil Kilicoglu
Proceedings of the Computational Lexical Semantics Workshop at HLT-NAACL 2004


MPLUS: a probabilistic medical language understanding system
Lee Christensen | Peter Haug | Marcelo Fiszman
Proceedings of the ACL-02 Workshop on Natural Language Processing in the Biomedical Domain