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Information Extraction Using spaCy’s Pattern Matcher

Written by on July 11, 2019 in Homeopathy, Natural Language Processing, Programming, Python with 0 Comments
Information Extraction Using spaCy’s Pattern Matcher

In the previous article, I explored the Deep Categorization capabilities of MeaningCloud. We saw how a powerful rule-based pattern matching language allowed us to map fragments of unstructured text to custom categories. In today’s post, I want to go through spaCy’s pattern matching capabilities. The version I am using is 2.0.13. Some newer features are available […]

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Text Analysis Using MeaningCloud’s Deep Categorization API

Written by on June 24, 2019 in Homeopathy, Natural Language Processing, Programming with 0 Comments
Text Analysis Using MeaningCloud’s Deep Categorization API

MeaningCloud announced their premium offering “Deep Categorization” service quite recently. You can read about it in this nice blog by Blanca Galego. Compared to the canonical classification models that rely on machine learning using large data sets, MeaningCloud’s deep categorization models use hand-crafted rules that take advantage of “morphosyntactic, semantic and contextual information” to classify a piece […]

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Modeling Homeopathic Remedy Keynotes in Flora-2

Modeling Homeopathic Remedy Keynotes in Flora-2

In my last post, I got started with Flora-2 and showed how we can model homeopathic remedies from a therapeutics perspective. Although such a limited view of remedies can be helpful in treating acute ailments, for treating chronic diseases, a comprehensive understanding of the various remedies from the perspective of keynotes, kingdom classification and miasms […]

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Flora-2: An Expressive Knowledge Representation System

Written by on October 28, 2018 in Flora-2, Homeopathy, Knowledge Representation, Programming with 0 Comments
Flora-2: An Expressive Knowledge Representation System

I am always on the lookout for a good Knowledge Representation (KR) system that facilitates modeling and reasoning about real-world knowledge. I have experience with KnowledgeWorks available in LispWorks since I have used it in a few projects. I have also taken a cursory look at PowerLoom and Racer. Last week, I came across Flora-2 and its commercial counterpart ErgoAI from […]

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Book Review – Homeopathic Remedy Pictures

Written by on February 20, 2017 in Book Review, Homeopathy with 0 Comments

Title: Homeopathic Remedy Pictures – The 65 most important remedies in words and pictures Author: Vicki Mathison and Frans Kusse Publisher: Narayana Verlag Year: 2014 This is a great book that will appeal to all beginners in homeopathy. Experienced doctors might not finding anything new, but would definitely find it interesting to read. We know that a deep […]

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Natural Language Representation of Rubrics in iCure (Part 5)

Written by on February 19, 2016 in Homeopathy with 0 Comments
Natural Language Representation of Rubrics in iCure (Part 5)

Homeopathic repertories use a stylised, structured representation of symptoms in the form of rubrics. This representation makes it easier to search for a rubric. This format has been carried over to the computer repertories too. I feel that representing rubrics in the natural text form would often make it easier to understand the meaning of […]

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Book Review – Handwriting and Homeopathy

Written by on January 23, 2016 in Book Review, Homeopathy with 0 Comments

Title: Handwriting and Homeopathy Author: Dr.Ulrich Welte Publisher: Narayana Verlag Year: 2005 This book is a recent addition to my library. It is a large-format book, hard bound and fairly heavy! I bought this book because the idea of using  handwriting to discover clues about the suitable homeopathic remedy seems quite interesting. Readers may be familiar with […]

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Searching in iCure (Part-4)

Written by on December 29, 2015 in Homeopathy with 0 Comments
Searching in iCure (Part-4)

When I transitioned from using printed repertories to computer repertories, I was surprised that the computer repertory followed the exact same structure as the printed book. The software allowed you to look for a rubric following the same approach you would in looking for the rubric in the printed book: the chapter, section, sub-section, etc. […]

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Recognizing Drug Reactions (Part-3)

Written by on December 16, 2015 in Homeopathy with 0 Comments
Recognizing Drug Reactions (Part-3)

It is common knowledge that many allopathic drugs have side effects. This information can be found in books such as “Pocket Guide to Prescription Drugs”.  When a patient, who has been under allopathic care for a long time, comes to a homeopath, there is a good chance that he will exhibit symptoms caused by the […]

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Book Review – Homeopathy through the Chinese Looking Glass: Homeosiniatry Revisited

Written by on November 25, 2015 in Acupuncture, Book Review, Homeopathy with 0 Comments

Title: Homeopathy through the Chinese Looking Glass: Homeosiniatry Revisited Author: Dr. Joe Rozencwajg, NMD, Publisher: Emryss Publishers Year: 2011 Though I had purchased this book a few months ago, I could not finish reading it until last week. Thanks to the heavy rains in Chennai, I got some extra spare time now! In this book, […]

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