Publications

What is Natural Language Processing (NLP)?

Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a form of Artificial Intelligence which processes language. Natural Language Processing (NLP) has existed for more than 50 years and has roots in the field of linguistics. It has a variety of real-world applications in a number of fields, including medical research. NLP is opening up new possibilities for how…

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The Burden associated with, and management of difficult-to-treat depression in patients under specialist psychiatric care in the United Kingdom

Background: Major depressive disorder (MDD) is common and often has sub-optimal response to treatment. Difficult-to-treat depression (DTD) is a new concept that describes ‘depression that continues to cause significant burden despite usual treatment efforts’. Major depressive disorder (MDD) is one of the biggest causes of disability worldwide, affecting 300 million people, the equivalent to 4.4%…

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DCMS Data Reform Consultation Response

Introduction Akrivia Health works with a network of 16 mental healthcare organisations (the Akrivia Network) providing them with a service. The service involves de-identification of electronic health record (EHR) data, utilising natural language processing (NLP) to structure unstructured free-text information to make it accessible for authorised researchers without compromising the privacy and confidentiality of patients….

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MHRA Consultation Response

MHRA Consultation on Proposals for Legislative Changes to Clinical Trials Introduction Akrivia Health works with a network of 16 mental healthcare organisations (the Akrivia Network) providing them with a service. The service involves de-identification of electronic health record (EHR) data, utilising natural language processing (NLP) to structure free-text information to make it accessible for authorised…

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