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Context effect on query formulation and subjective relevance in health searches

Carla Teixeira Lopes, Cristina Ribeiro
2010 Proceeding of the third symposium on Information interaction in context - IIiX '10  
We found many variables do indeed affect query formulation and relevance judgment.  ...  It is recognized by the Information Retrieval community that context affects the retrieval process. Query formulation and relevance assessment are stages where the user role is central.  ...  , in this paper, we focus on subjective types of relevance.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1840784.1840815 dblp:conf/iiix/LopesR10 fatcat:kfw5bxbefvhrzkwnjo7ko6wyv4

On the impact of domain expertise on query formulation, relevance assessment and retrieval performance in clinical settings

Lynda Tamine, Cecile Chouquet
2017 Information Processing & Management  
This article focuses on the extent to which expertise can impact clinical query formulation, document relevance assessment and retrieval performance in the context of tailoring retrieval models and systems  ...  The large volumes of medical information available on the web may provide answers for a wide range of users attempting to solve health-related problems.  ...  e-Health (Suominen et al., 2013) with related search contexts.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ipm.2016.11.004 fatcat:ekgnxyvzurcbha35n64jxs7o5a

The cognitive demands of an innovative query user interface

Di Wang, David R Kaufman, Eneida A Mendonca, Yoon-Hu Seol, Stephen B Johnson, James J Cimino
2002 Proceedings. AMIA Symposium  
The analyses suggest that there are features in the QUI that contribute to a greater cognitive load and result in greater effort on the part of the subject.  ...  The PERSIVAL project is designed to circumvent this problem by personalizing and tailoring searches and presentation to the demands of the user and the particular clinical context.  ...  Vimla Patel and Dr. Alla Keselman for their contributions to this project. This work is supported by a Digital Library Initiative grant from the NSF DLI Phase 2 (IIS-98-17434).  ... 
pmid:12463945 pmcid:PMC2244191 fatcat:slnw5qf4wfa6vb76wugop6cjoa

Effects of Terminology on Health Queries: An Analysis by User's Health Literacy and Topic Familiarity [chapter]

Carla Teixeira Lopes, Cristina Ribeiro
2015 Advances in Librarianship  
In a second stage, IR works that explore the two main context features used in this work -health literacy and topic familiarity, are also discussed.  ...  On the other hand, retrieval systems should provide lay alternative queries in users with inadequate health literacy or in those unfamiliar with a topic.  ...  Its authors studied the impact of several context features on query formulation and relevance assessment in health searches and concluded that, in more familiar tasks, users employ medico-scientific terminology  ... 
doi:10.1108/s0065-283020150000039013 fatcat:efriobqemjby5f5cpoh64p4pqe

Breast cancer and quality of life: medical information extraction from health forums

Thomas Opitz, Jérome Aze, Sandra Bringay, Cyrille Joutard, Christian Lavergne, Caroline Mollevi
2014 Studies in Health Technology and Informatics  
Texts in forums are largely unstructured and noisy, calling for adapted preprocessing and query methods.  ...  Internet health forums are a rich textual resource with content generated through free exchanges among patients and, in certain cases, health professionals.  ...  Acknowledgement The study was supported by a grant from the French Public Health Research Institute ( within the 2009-2013 Cancer Plan.  ... 
pmid:25160353 fatcat:3rl3qletznh2dpy2hfardulmvu

MMSE: Design & Implementation of a Medical Meta Search Engine

Ali Rezaeian Joojadeh, Hamid Hassanpour
2012 International Journal of Machine Learning and Computing  
The power of the system is based on the ability to understand the semantics of web pages and the user queries. This MMSE transforms a keyword search into a conceptual search.  ...  Since this system is designed to help people seeking information about health on the web, our target users are not medical specialists who can effectively use the special jargon of medicine and access  ...  and tools to help ordinary people in searching health information on the Internet.  ... 
doi:10.7763/ijmlc.2012.v2.166 fatcat:gv5y7howczad7feq5zv67zvyay

A Computational Approach for Objectively Derived Systematic Review Search Strategies [chapter]

Harrisen Scells, Guido Zuccon, Bevan Koopman, Justin Clark
2020 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The typical process of constructing search strategies is often undocumented, ad-hoc, and subject to individual expertise, which may introduce bias in the systematic review.  ...  Our adaptation removes the human-in-the-loop processes involved in the initial steps of creating a search strategy for a systematic review; reducing bias due to human factors and increasing the objectivity  ...  Query formulation is currently a highly subjective and error-prone process, and reducing subjectivity and mistakes in search strategy construction can only lead to less biased, reproducible, and timely  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-45439-5_26 fatcat:7j7cazszcfdipn25zlmtbnce6q

A model for the evaluation of search queries in medical bibliographic sources

Anita A. H. Verhoeven, Peter M. Boendermaker, Edzard J. Boerma, Betty Meyboom-De Jong
1999 Health Libraries Review  
Four search queries related to general practice were formulated for a continuing medical education course in literature searching.  ...  We describe a model for the evaluation of search queries based not only on the relevance, but also on the quality of the citations retrieved.  ...  high-quality searches on medical decision-making and patient care in primary health care.  ... 
doi:10.1046/j.1365-2532.1999.00224.x pmid:10620848 fatcat:frc6ewcjjzh7vg2ptmg2fccfoa

Exploring Query Expansion for Entity Searches in PubMed

Chung-Chi Huang, Zhiyong Lu
2016 Proceedings of the Seventh International Workshop on Health Text Mining and Information Analysis  
In these two real-world scenarios, better PubMed retrieval effectiveness, in terms of recall and precision, can be achieved, demonstrating the utility of our proposed approach.  ...  Identifying relevant studies from the entire scientific literature is an important task in biomedical research.  ...  Next, we formulate queries to context patterns and focus on specifically discovering synonymous patterns for chemical-chemical (CC) and chemical-disease (CD) relations.  ... 
doi:10.18653/v1/w16-6114 dblp:conf/acl-louhi/HuangL16 fatcat:544zi7s4ibbxhmv3mfli2wiqni

Facilitating biomedical researchers' interrogation of electronic health record data: Ideas from outside of biomedical informatics

Gregory W. Hruby, Konstantina Matsoukas, James J. Cimino, Chunhua Weng
2016 Journal of Biomedical Informatics  
We adapted a previously published conceptual framework for interactive information retrieval, which defines three entities: user, channel, and source, by elaborating on channels for query formulation in  ...  In contrast, the information science literature has offered elaborate theories and methods for user modeling and query formulation support.  ...  Acknowledgments This research was funded under NLM grant R01LM009886 (PI: Chunhua Weng), and 5T15LM007079 (PI: George Hripcsak), and CTSA award UL1 TR000040 (PI: Henry Ginsberg).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jbi.2016.03.004 pmid:26972838 pmcid:PMC4837021 fatcat:m5evutghufd4xjibxisl6c4igu

Form and function: The impact of query term and operator usage on Web search results

Wendy Lucas, Heikki Topi
2002 Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
In this study, search engine users formulated queries on eight search topics.  ...  and operator usage on the relevancy of search results.  ...  Acknowledgments We are grateful to the expert searchers for their contributions to this study, and to the students at Bentley College who participated in our survey.  ... 
doi:10.1002/asi.10013 fatcat:xqbfinzz4nf53h62gvv6ttqxvq

A subjunctive exploratory search interface to support media studies researchers

Marc Bron, Jasmijn van Gorp, Frank Nack, Maarten de Rijke, Andrei Vishneuski, Sonja de Leeuw
2012 Proceedings of the 35th international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval - SIGIR '12  
Based on these outcomes we propose a subjunctive exploratory search interface to support media studies researchers in refining their research question in an earlier stage of their research.  ...  We investigate the research cycle of media studies researchers and find that it is an iterative process consisting of several search processes in which data is gathered and the research question is refined  ...  Subjects were instructed to bookmark programs deemed relevant to formulate their research question and given 30 minutes to search for relevant programs with one of the two interfaces.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2348283.2348342 dblp:conf/sigir/BronGNRVL12 fatcat:kcd5nux4kng4hkyo6oow2r4uia

An Intelligent Content Discovery Technique for Health Portal Content Management

Daswin De Silva, Frada Burstein
2014 JMIR Medical Informatics  
The proposed technique is integral to this content management model and executes in several phases (ie, query construction, content search, text analytics and fuzzy multi-criteria ranking).  ...  The proposed technique has proven successful at search and identification of resources and the measurement of their relevance.  ...  Acknowledgments This research is partly supported by the University of Ballarat "Self-sustaining Regions Research and Innovation Initiative," an Australian Government Collaborative Research Network.  ... 
doi:10.2196/medinform.2671 pmid:25654440 pmcid:PMC4288068 fatcat:bix4ultcjreltpo74ofu23sjpe

A guide for medical information searches of bibliographic databases - psychiatric research as an example

Johanna Löhönen, Matti Isohanni, Pentti Nieminen, Jouko Miettunen
2009 International Journal of Circumpolar Health  
Medical journals play a key role in providing access to the latest information in medicine and health and bibliographic databases play an important role in accessing them.  ...  This paper sheds light on the role of the information search process and discusses how to approach key medical bibliographic databases and information sources, using the field of psychiatry as an example  ...  Acknowledgements This work was supported by grants from the Emil Aaltosen Säätiö, the Academy of Finland and the Sigrid Jusélius Foundation.  ... 
doi:10.3402/ijch.v68i4.17366 pmid:19917191 fatcat:7cmdfg23vfhq5h6t4hqguouwu4

Characterizing Health-Related Information Needs of Domain Experts [chapter]

Eya Znaidi, Lynda Tamine, Cecile Chouquet, Chiraz Latiri
2013 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
While many studies investigated how users in general carry out exploratory health searches in digital environments, a few focused on how are the queries formulated, specifically by domain expert users.  ...  A statistical analysis has been carried out to study both variation and correlation of health-query attributes such as length, clarity and specificity of either clinical or non clinical queries.  ...  To tackle this problem, several studies investigated mainly the analysis of consumer health information behaviour in one side and their query formulations in the other side.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-38326-7_8 fatcat:4gwfowtlx5fptitajkak5ooiwe
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