Automated Literature Review

Organisation interested in understanding the possibility and accuracy of automating a literature review for a health technology assessment (HTA) submission

Partnered with professors from the University of Cambridge Computer Lab to develop a pilot using natural language processing in Python. Compared accuracy vs already published Cochrane reviews

Approximately 80% overlap in article hit rate with Cochrane publication. Currently refining program to improve accuracy and automate analysis of extracted data. Poster presented at ISPOR Europe 2019 Congress in Copenhagen and available here