In this study, we tested the quality of the information extraction algorithm proposed by our group to detect pulmonary embolism (PE) in medical cases through sentence labeling. Having shown a comparable result (F1 = 0.921) to the best machine learning method (random forest, F1 = 0.937), our approach proved not to miss the information of interest. Scoping the number of texts under review down to distinct sentences and introducing labeling rules contributes to the efficiency and quality of information extraction by experts and makes the challenging tasks of labeling large textual datasets solvable.
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