The important information about a patient is often stored in a free-form text to describe the events in the patient’s medical history. In this work, we propose and evaluate a hybrid approach based on rules and syntactical analysis to normalise temporal expressions and assess uncertainty depending on the remoteness of the event. A dataset of 500 sentences was manually labelled to measure the accuracy. On this dataset, the accuracy of extracting temporal expressions is 95,5%, and the accuracy of normalization is 94%. The event extraction accuracy is 74.80%. The essential advantage of this work is the implementation of the considered approach for the non-English language where NLP tools are limited.
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