For a year, they have been teaching Watson oncology. The system has been fed 2
million pages of text from 42 medical journals and clinical trials relevant to
In addition, Watson has consumed 18,000 historical cases including medical
records, patient outcomes, and physician's notes. Using natural language
processing, Watson is capable of reviewing 1.5 million patient records in seconds.
It does not stop there. Watson continues to learn as it’s fed new information. With
every case and every new study that Watson learns, it modifies its