Identifying the reasons for antibiotic administration in veterinary records is a critical component of understanding antimicrobial usage patterns. This informs antimicrobial stewardship programs designed to fight antimicrobial resistance, a major health crisis affecting both humans and animals in which veterinarians have an important role to play. We propose a document classification approach to determine the reason for administration of a given drug, with particular focus on domain adaptation from one drug to another, and instance selection to minimize annotation effort.
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Hur, B., Baldwin, T., Verspoor, K., Hardefeldt, L., and Gilkerson, J. (2020). Domain Adaptation and Instance Selection for Disease Syndrome Classification over Veterinary Clinical Notes. Proc 19th SIGBioMed Workshop Biomed Language Processing. 156-66.