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CRATE: clinical records anonymisation and text extraction

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  • Anonymises relational databases.
  • Performs some specific preprocessing tasks; e.g.
    • preprocesses some specific databases (e.g. Servelec RiO EMR);
    • drafts a “data dictionary” for anonymisation, with special knowledge of some databases (e.g. TPP SystmOne);
    • fetches some word lists, e.g. forenames/surnames/eponyms.
  • Provides a natural language processing (NLP) pipeline.
  • Web app for
    • querying the anonymised database
    • managing a consent-to-contact process


  • Copyright (C) 2015-2021 Rudolf Cardinal (
  • Licensed under the GNU GPL v3+: see LICENSE file.
  • Some third-party libraries have slightly different licences:
    • aspects of are based on demonstration GATE code, copyright (C); University of Sheffield, and licensed under the GNU LGPL; see

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