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2 PhD positions in text mining and decision support at NTNU


2 PhD Research Fellowships in Healthcare Information Analysis and Decision Support

The positions are offered by the Department of Computer and Information Science (IDI), affiliated
with the Norwegian Centre for Electronic Patient Records (NSEP), both at the Norwegian University
of Science and Technology (NTNU). NSEP is organised under the Medical Faculty to develop and
maintain interdisciplinary research related to health informatics.

Improved use and re-use of health information for patient empowerment, quality improvement and
clinical decision support.

A major part of healthcare resources goes into producing digital, textual, heterogeneous,
distributed information stored in electronic health records (EHR). This information is primarily
used to give care to individuals. Domain complexity and lack of semantics makes this information
hard to structure, abstract and analyse. Secondary usage of information to improve quality,
effectiveness and patient empowerment is challenging, but required. The fellows will work in
projects with the objective to study, develop and evaluate methods for interpreting, analysing,
aggregating and presenting record information. A background and interest within data- and text
mining, knowledge technology, information analysis, natural language processing, computational
linguistics and/or visualisation is required.

Further information on the fellowships may be obtained from Associate Professor Øystein Nytrø,
Tel. +47 918 97 606, e-mail nytroe@idi.ntnu.no or Research Scientist Laura Slaughter, e-mail

Applications are to be submitted electronically through

Preferably, we want the attachments in one file.

Applications should be marked IME-012-2010. Closing date: 2010-03-12

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