The similarity index of medicine names to prevent confusion

Keita Nabeta, Takahiro Imai, Masaomi Kimura, Michiko Ohkura, Fumito Tsuchiya

研究成果: Conference contribution

2 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

There are many reports of medical errors mainly caused by the similarity of drug names in Japanese such as (Amaryl) and (Almarl). In order to prevent such errors, one of we studied methods of measuring the similarity of drug names and implemented a search engine to find pairs of similar medicine names in Japan. However, the existing methods only evaluate sequences of common substrings. In addition, although some methods take the similarity of character (letter) shapes into consideration, they assume that the similarity of each character pair is given, usually by hand. In order to define the objective similarity index of medicine names, it is also necessary to measure the similarity of character shape objectively. In this study, we propose a method of evaluating character similarity by image processing and apply the method if defining medicine name similarity.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルErgonomics for All
ホスト出版物のサブタイトルCelebrating PPCOE's 20 Years of Excellence - Selected Papers of the Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics, PPCOE 2010
ページ129-134
ページ数6
出版ステータスPublished - 2011 12 1
イベント9th Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics, PPCOE 2010 - Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Province of China
継続期間: 2010 11 72010 11 10

出版物シリーズ

名前Ergonomics for All: Celebrating PPCOE's 20 Years of Excellence - Selected Papers of the Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics, PPCOE 2010

Conference

Conference9th Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics, PPCOE 2010
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityKaohsiung
Period10/11/710/11/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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