ABOP, Automatic Optimization of Patient Information Leaflets
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- Delaere, I., Hoste, V., Peersman, C., Van Vaerenbergh, L., & Velaerts, P.
- S. Cardey
- Proceedings of the International Symposium on Data and Sense Mining, Machine Translation and Controlled Languages
- Presses Universitaires De Franche-Comté (Besançon, France)
ABOP, an Automatic optimizer for Patient Information Leaflets (PILs), aims to improve the readability of Dutch PILs by tackling three of the issues that make a PIL hard to read: the scientific terminology used, the redundancy which makes a PIL needlessly lengthy and the overlap between illocutionary acts which often make no distinction between an instruction, a warning and mere informative text. ABOP combines a highly accurate learning-based terminology extraction web service with an application that can be plugged into Microsoft Word and easily used by PIL authors.