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Analyzing Medical Data

patient cohort network

A patient cohort network in Sren Brunak et al.'s Computational Biology paper: Nodes represent patients, edges are correlations between patients, and node color denotes cluster membership.

Credit: Center for Biological Sequence Analysis, Technical University of Denmark

Electronic patient records contain a treasure trove of data, and researchers are using natural language processing technology to mine the structured data and free text.

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