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Title of Collaborative Activity:

Modernizing the Infrastructure for Capturing Drug Death Data and Enhancing Research on Opioid Poisoning using Death Certificates

Description of Collaborative Activity:

(1) Advising the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) on strategies to extract, categorize and map drug-related strings terms and phrases from death certificate records’ literal text to classification systems used by researchers. (2) Establishing mappings between information technology systems that assure classification standards are used with respect to clinical terminologies. (3) Developing natural language processing (NLP) programs that reduce manual processes in classifying new drug terms identified on death certificates.

Type of Collaborative Activity:

Resource Development

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