A Personalized Data-to-Text Support Tool for Cancer Patients

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a novel data-to-text system for cancer patients providing information on quality of life implications after treatment, which can be embedded in the context of shared decision making. Currently, information on quality of life implications is often not discussed, partly because (until recently) data has been lacking. In our work, we rely on a newly developed prediction model, which assigns patients to scenarios. Furthermore, we use data-to-text techniques to explain these scenario-based predictions in personalized and understandable language. We highlight the possibilities of NLG for personalization, discuss ethical implications and also present the outcomes of a first evaluation with clinicians.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event12th International conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG 2019) - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 29 Oct 20191 Nov 2019
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Conference

Conference12th International conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG 2019)
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period29/10/191/11/19
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Keywords

  • Shared decision making
  • Natural Language Generation
  • Colorectal cancer

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Hommes, S., van der Lee, C., Clouth, F., Vermunt, J., Verbeek, X., & Krahmer, E. (2019). A Personalized Data-to-Text Support Tool for Cancer Patients. Paper presented at 12th International conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG 2019), Tokyo, Japan. https://www.inlg2019.com/assets/papers/28_Paper.pdf