Automatic Cancer Coding Service

Content Extraction and Coding of Cancer Pathology Reports

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the purpose of this web page?

    The web page is presented to illustrate the types of computation that HORIZON CaRe Coding System performs. This interface is only for demonstration purposes. The run-time system is a back office service that interacts with other systems as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).

  2. What format for the data is required?

    The data needs to be a classical HL7 format, which is exploited to identify the structure of the document.

  3. Can I insert my own data into the interface?

    No. A set of analysed and permuted files is available so that you can see examples of HLA's processing outputs. High Precision Processing requires a significant amount of knowledge about the structure and language of your documents, so your documents cannot be reliably processed until much is learnt about them.

  4. Can we give feedback?

    Any feedback, particularly processing errors, is appreciated.

  5. Can I have the results sent to me automatically rather than have to cut and paste them from the web page?

    An automatic export process from the web page is not available as it is not intended for large volume processing. The installed system has a log page that monitors the processing of submitted batches which are provided to your output processing system.

  6. Can I call your system through a remote procedure call?

    Not at the moment. The current delivery mechanisms is for HORIZON to fetch reports from an input folder and deliver answers to an output folder.

  7. What training corpus was used to create the demonstration system?

    The engine is trained on corpora provided by a significant cross section of US Laboratories.

  8. What is the difference between classifier 2017 version and 2018 version?

    Selection of 2017 version applies site-specific rules as per 2007 Multiple Primary and Histology Rules (MPH). Use this for reports with a date of diagnosis between 01/01/2017 and 12/31/2017.

    Selection of 2018 version applies site-specific rules as per 2018 Solid Tumor Rules. Use this for reports with a date of diagnosis from 01/01/2018 onwards.

  9. How are Haematopoietic tumours classified?

    Hematopoietic primaries in both versions are coded as per Hematopoietic and Lymphoid Neoplasm Rules.

  10. Why are some sections of the reports not coloured with annotations?

    Cancer Coding requires detailed analysis of sub-sections of a report and so does not need to analyse other sections. Those sections not used for computing the codes in the sample records have not been annotated, but the general purpose tools annotate all sections of a report.