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Natural language parallel processor intelligent system for medical texts. (English) Zbl 1041.68527
Summary: Natural language processing systems, for example systems for information retrieval from texts, are usually sequentially designated and implemented using programming languages suitable for serial implementation. Thus, these systems are limited in their capability to handle large amounts of texts. Due to the fact that for the needs of the medical science the processing of large amounts of medical texts is a necessity, the suggested solution for that purpose is the use of parallel techniques. A system that tries to accomplish this solution is proposed in this work. Two computerized lexicons support this system. The first is a medical generative lexicon that generates compound medical words having Greek origin. The second is a general purpose lexicon that produces all other words except the medical ones. The parallel system is simulated using the threads mechanism of the Java programming language.
68T50 Natural language processing
91F20 Linguistics