LREC 2018, Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation
International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation
Information and Communication Technology
In this paper, we present our process to establish a PICO and a sentiment annotated corpus of clinical trial publications. PICO stands for Population, Intervention, Comparison and Outcome --- these four classes can be used for more advanced and specific search queries. For example, a physician can determine how well a drug works only in the subgroup of children. Additionally to the PICO extraction, we conducted a sentiment annotation, where the sentiment refers to whether the conclusion of a trial was positive, negative or neutral. We created both corpora with the help of medical experts and non-experts as annotators.