Development of an Automatic Coding System for Digestive Endoscopies

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2018;255:107-111.


Digestive endoscopies, along with all medical procedures in France are coded with the CCAM. This task is done by the physicians, is time-consuming and requires a good knowledge of the terminology besides a medical knowledge. This method offers an automatic coding of endoscopic procedures from free-text reports. Thanks to a supervised learning method, the reports are coded with an average precision and recall of 0.92 on a 1639 texts corpus.

Keywords: Automatic Coding; Machine Learning; Medical Terminology; Natural Language Processing.

MeSH terms

  • Automation*
  • Clinical Coding*
  • Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal*
  • France
  • Humans
  • Natural Language Processing*
  • Research Report