The Health Natural Language Processing (hNLP) Center’s mission is to support health language-related education, research and technology development by creating and sharing curated linguistic textual resources based on the principle that broad access to data drives innovation.

The hNLP Center’s primary activities are to:

  1. Provide a repository and data curation, distribution and management point for health-related language resources
  2. Support sponsored research programs and health-related language-based technology evaluations
  3. Engage in collaborations with US and foreign researchers, institutions and data centers
  4. Host and participate in various workshops.
The data consists of de-identified clinical notes from several institutions. We have paid special attention to the de-identification process which included a combination of automatic and manual redaction of information.