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Most death record systems include multiple causes of death, typically a primary cause and optionally a number of contributing secondary causes. For example, the primary cause of death might be heart failure, contributed to by some underlying chronic condition.
In modern records these separate causes are clearly differentiated by being entered in different fields on the recording form. In some historical records, however, there was no imposed structure, with the person recording the death having the freedom to use any form of language.
The Digitising Scotland project is in the process of transcribing all Scottish birth, death and marriage records from 1855 to 1973. Here we describe our approach to automatic extraction of multiple causes of death from the approximately 11M death records.
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|Published - 26 Aug 2015
|Farr Institute International Conference on Data Intensive Health Research and Care - St Andrews, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Aug 2015 → 28 Aug 2015
|Farr Institute International Conference on Data Intensive Health Research and Care
|26/08/15 → 28/08/15
- machine learning
- death record
- multiple causes
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Dibben, C. J. L.
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