Clinical Language Understanding

IBM to Collaborate with Nuance to Apply IBM’s "Watson" Analytics Technology to Healthcare

IBM and Nuance Communications, Inc. announced a research agreement to explore, develop and commercialize the Watson computing system's advanced analytics capabilities in the healthcare industry.

The research and technology initiative will combine IBM’s Deep Question Answering (QA), Natural Language Processing, and Machine Learning capabilities with Nuance's speech recognition and Clinical Language Understanding (CLU) solutions for the diagnosis and treatment of patients that provide hospitals, physicians and payers access to critical and timely information.  The two companies expect the first commercial offerings from the collaboration to be available in 18-24 months.

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