About Us

The Biomedical Language Understanding (BLU) Lab is housed in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah.

Our research focuses on extracting and encoding information from biomedical free-text, including clinical reports and the biomedical literature. We are a small but diverse lab with training in linguistics, computer science, artificial intelligence, health services research, medicine, and biomedical informatics. We spend much of our time developing annotation schemas for modeling text, creating reference standard sets, and developing algorithms for better automated understanding of biomedical text. In the past, we have been funded by the National Library of Medicine, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, and the National Cancer Institute. We are currently funded by the National Library of Medicine, National Institute for General Medical Sciences, and Department of Veteran Affairs.

Department of Biomedical Informatics
Biomedical Informatics
421 Wakara Way, Ste 140
Salt Lake City, UT 84108-3514

Phone: (801) 581-4080
email: wendy.chapman@utah.edu