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Korpus autentických klinických diagnóz v prostředí softwaru Sketch Engine

Title in English Corpus of Authentic Clinical Diagnoses within the Software Sketch Engine


Year of publication 2015
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Latinitas Medica
MU Faculty or unit

Language Centre

Field Linguistics
Keywords Latin authentic clinical diagnoses; corpus lingustics; Sketch Engine
Description Probably every teacher of Latin medical terminology is struggling with a lack of source documents that reflect the real use of Latin in clinical diagnoses, since the possibility of making available the authentic medical documentation is very limited. In cooperation with teaching hospitals in Prague and Brno a corpus of authentic clinical diagnoses has been created. These diagnoses have been excerpted from electronic medical records of the clinics where the frequent use of Latin diagnoses was assumed (i.e. surgery, traumatology as well as gynecology and obstetrics, ORL etc.). In this presentation the authors demonstrate how to use the tools of corpus linguistics (morphological analyzer Morpheus and software Sketch Engine) for innovations in Latin medical terminology teaching and testing. These tools are used to search especially for typical collocations and frequency of terms and their components (e.g. prepositional phrases).
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