For many years, the NLP healthcare application development are driven by NLP engineers. The engineers-centred healthcare NLP unintentionally creates barriers among healthcare workers and slows the deployment of NLP in health and related research.
These barriers include:
1) barrier to access healthcare NLP applications；
2) barrier to applying custom data in the healthcare NLP applications;
3) barrier to customising requirements in the healthcare NLP applications.
In this talk, I will present the collaboration experiences between healthcare researchers when developing healthcare NLP applications. Especially the approaches to break down these barriers. I will demonstrate the latest developments of the GATE NLP platform and use cases in healthcare and related research (including the NHS text analytics platform).