Analysis on Descriptions of Precautionary Statements in Package Inserts of Medicines

Keita Nabeta, Masaomi Kimura, Michiko Ohkura, Fumito Tsuchiya

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To prevent medical accidents, users must be informed of the cautions written in medical package inserts. To realize countermeasures by utilizing information systems, we must also implement a drug information database. However, this is not easy to develop, since the descriptions in package inserts arc too complex and their information poorly structured. In this paper, we report on the result of analysis concerning the descriptions of ‘precautions for application’ in package inserts via text mining methods, and propose a data structure for the same, in order to organize the information in the descriptions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781439834985
ISBN (Print)9781138113312
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 1


  • Drug information
  • Medical safety
  • Text mining

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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