Natural Language Processing in Healthcare: A Special Focus on Low Resource Language



Motivation and Scope of the Book

As natural language processing (NLP) gets more and more traction towards health care applications, there is a growing demand for developing solutions that can analyze, understand, and support humans. The case is more challenging for the low-resource languages as without a special focus on these languages it is hard for any NLP based health care solution to reach the majority of the population who could obtain the benefit. The goal of this book is to collect current advances and scenarios of NLP based solutions for health care focusing on low resource languages.



The submission guidelines and other detailed information can be found on the book website.

  • Full Chapter Abstract Submission:                       31.10.2020 (extended)
  • Abstract Acceptance/Rejection Notification:        30.11.2020
  • Full Chapter Submission:                                     15.02.2021 (extended, no more extension)
  • First Review Notification:                                      31.03.2021 (extended)
  • Revised Version Notification:                               10.05.2021 (extended)
  • Final Acceptance/Rejection Notification:              20.05.2021 (extended)
  • Camera Ready Chapter Submission:                    15.06.2021

List of Topics

We invite submissions of high-quality, original chapters addressing both theoretical and practical aspects, including their ethical and social implications of NLP in healthcare. The Book aims to cover (but not limited) to the following topics:

  • Clinical NLP using Low Resource Settings 
  • Ethical considerations in Clinical NLP
  • Multilingual Speech Processing in Healthcare
  • NLP Applications in Healthcare
  • Visual Question Answering (VQA) using Medical Images
  • Topic Modelling for Clinical Reports
  • Automatic Speech Recognition System for Patient
  • Machine Translation in Clinical Practice
  • Fake News Detection about COVID19
  • Healthcare Text Analytics using NLP
  • Text summarization in Healthcare
  • Digital Healthcare using NLP
  • Clinical Text Mining

Submission Guidelines

Authors should send their abstracts and chapters/articles through easychair only: 

  • Abstract: The abstract must contain 300-400 words including title, chapter outline/content and author (s) affiliation.
  • Chapter/article: Each chapter/article must contain 15-25 pages with approximately 9,500-12,500 words including references (contact the editors for additional page approval). Each chapter/article must be compliant with Alt Text format. In case need more details, please contact the editrors.  


Program Committee Members

  • Antonio Rico-Sulayes (Universidad de las Americas Puebla, Mexico)
  • Nicoletta Calzolari (Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale - CNR, Mexico)
  • Rafael Guzman Cabrera (Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico)
  • Davide Buscaldi (LIPN, Université Paris 13, Sorbonne Paris Cité, France)
  • Hiram Calvo (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan )
  • Mathew Magimai Doss (Idiap Research Institute, Switzerland)
  • Lourdes Martínez (Universidad Panamericana, Mexico)
  • Daniela Moctezuma (CONACYT - CentroGEO, Mexico)
  • Grigori Sidorov (CIC-IPN, Mexico)
  • Eric S.Tellez (CONACyT - INFOTEC, Mexico)
  • Alexander Gelbukh (Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico)
  • Yasunari Harada (Waseda University, Japan)
  • Ayse Seza Dogruoz (Turkey)
  • Fernando Perez Tellez (Technical University DUblin, Ireland)
  • Gabriela Ramírez-De-La-Rosa (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Unidad Cuajimalpa, Mexico)
  • Jorge Hermosillo (UAEM, Mexico)
  • Samuel González-López (Technological University of Nogales, Mexico)
  • Raj Dabre (NICT, Japan)
  • Marcelo Errecalde (Universidad Nacional de San Luis, Argentina)
  • Rocío Abascal-Mena (Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana - Cuajimalpa, Mexico)
  • Wulfrano-Arturo Luna-Ramírez (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana - Cuajimalpa, Mexico)
  • Bogdan Babych (Heidelberg University, Germany)
  • H L Shashirekha (Mangalore University, India)


The edited book will be published by CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group)



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