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IBM’s "Watson" Analytics Technology Applied in Healthcare
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Written by Jenny Curtis   
Friday, 18 February 2011

Nuance has signed research agreement to develop the Watson computing system’s analytics in the healthcare industry.
This will combine IBM’s Natural Language Processing, Deep Question Answering (QA), and Machine Learning with Nuance's speech recognition technology and Clinical Language Understanding (CLU) for diagnosis and treatment of patients which give hospitals and physicians access to critical information. The first offerings are expected to be available in 18 to 24 months.

The University of Maryland School of Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center are contributing to the research. Physicians are helping to identify critical issues in the practice of medicine and working to identify the ways in which such technologies can interact with medical practitioners.

“Combining our analytics expertise with the experience and technology of Nuance, we can transform the way that healthcare professionals accomplish everyday tasks by enabling them to work smarter and more efficiently,” said Dr. John E. Kelly III, senior vice president and director of IBM Research. “This initiative demonstrates how we plan to apply Watson's capabilities into new areas, such as healthcare with Nuance.”

For more information about the Watson computing system, please visit: http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/presskit/27297.wss

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