The similarity index of character shape of medicine names based on character shape similarity (II)

Keita Nabeta, Akira Hatano, Hirotsugu Ishida, Masaomi Kimura, Michiko Ohkura, Fumito Tsuchiya

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Abstract

The similarity of drug names in Japanese such as (Amaryl) and (Almarl) causes confusion over drug names and can lead to medical errors. In order to prevent such errors, methods of computing their similarity have been proposed. However, there are no studies that take account of character shape similarity quantitatively. In a previous study, we calculated the character shape similarity by template matching technique and proposed a method of measuring medicine name similarity based on it. Although we obtained a high correlation coefficient between the medicine name similarity values and subjective evaluation, we observed some character pairs that are not similar. In this study, we improved the method of computing the character shape similarity based on the characteristic points of character and compared it with advanced methods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages628-636
Number of pages9
Volume6761 LNCS
EditionPART 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event14th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2011 - Orlando, FL
Duration: 2011 Jul 92011 Jul 14

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 1
Volume6761 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

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Other14th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2011
CityOrlando, FL
Period11/7/911/7/14

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Keywords

  • Character shape similarity
  • Medical safety
  • Medicine name similarity

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  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Nabeta, K., Hatano, A., Ishida, H., Kimura, M., Ohkura, M., & Tsuchiya, F. (2011). The similarity index of character shape of medicine names based on character shape similarity (II). In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (PART 1 ed., Vol. 6761 LNCS, pp. 628-636). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 6761 LNCS, No. PART 1). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21602-2_68

The similarity index of character shape of medicine names based on character shape similarity (II). / Nabeta, Keita; Hatano, Akira; Ishida, Hirotsugu; Kimura, Masaomi; Ohkura, Michiko; Tsuchiya, Fumito.

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 6761 LNCS PART 1. ed. 2011. p. 628-636 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 6761 LNCS, No. PART 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Nabeta, K, Hatano, A, Ishida, H, Kimura, M, Ohkura, M & Tsuchiya, F 2011, The similarity index of character shape of medicine names based on character shape similarity (II). in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). PART 1 edn, vol. 6761 LNCS, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), no. PART 1, vol. 6761 LNCS, pp. 628-636, 14th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2011, Orlando, FL, 11/7/9. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21602-2_68
Nabeta K, Hatano A, Ishida H, Kimura M, Ohkura M, Tsuchiya F. The similarity index of character shape of medicine names based on character shape similarity (II). In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). PART 1 ed. Vol. 6761 LNCS. 2011. p. 628-636. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); PART 1). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21602-2_68
Nabeta, Keita ; Hatano, Akira ; Ishida, Hirotsugu ; Kimura, Masaomi ; Ohkura, Michiko ; Tsuchiya, Fumito. / The similarity index of character shape of medicine names based on character shape similarity (II). Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 6761 LNCS PART 1. ed. 2011. pp. 628-636 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); PART 1).
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