Here we are going to see how to use scispaCy named entity recognition (NER) models to identify drug and disease names mentioned in a medical transcription dataset. Moreover, we are going to combine NER and rule-based matching to extract the drug names and dosages reported in each transcription.
Bilbo, Silenor, Avandaryl, Nardil, Cymbalta. Only one of these is actually the name of a character created by J.R.R.Tolkien, author of the classic *The Lord of the Rings* trilogy. Could we solve this problem using artificial neural networks?