If Jackson Pollock had worked on whiteboards, his art might have looked something like the piece hanging on the wall of Matthew Samore's office. The board is a jumbled mess of colors, figures and lines. But underneath the dry-erase abstract is order—or the potential for it.
Samore is part of a team of Veterans Affairs Department researchers using a combination of medical expertise, computer science and social research techniques to extract information from millions of clinical notes.
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