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Generating Verbal Descriptions from Medical Sensor Data: A Corpus Study on User Preferences

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BCS Health Informatics Scotland (HIS) (HIS)

BCS Health Informatics Scotland (HIS)

2 - 3 September 2014

User Preferences, Data-to-text, Decision Support Systems, Health data, Wearable tech

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      Understanding and interpreting medical sensor data is an essential part of pre-hospital care in medical emergencies, but requires training and previous knowledge. In this paper, we describe on-going work towards a medical decision support tool, which automatically generates textual summaries of underlying sensor data. In particular, we present results from a survey investigating the preferences of individual users and user groups when summarizing medical sensor data. We find that the users’ preferences are not necessarily dependent on the user’s training level, profession or gender. We therefore use cluster analysis to identify user groups with consistent preferences with regard to 4 different first aid scenarios and 3 types of physiological parameters. In future work, we will utilize these findings to automatically adapt the generated output to personal preferences.

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            Heriot-Watt University


            EH14 4AS
            BASP UK Ltd.


            PH49 4HR
            University of Glasgow


            G12 8QQ
            University of Aberdeen


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            2 - 3 September 2014
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