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Effects of language and terminology of query suggestions on medical accuracy considering different user characteristics

Carla Teixeira Lopes, Dagmara Paiva, Cristina Ribeiro
2017 Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology  
This suggests a personalization of this suggestion system toward these characteristics. Overall, the effect of language is more preponderant than the effect of terminology.  ...  An analysis by type of suggestion and user characteristics showed that the benefits of certain languages and terminologies are more perceptible in users with certain levels of English proficiency and health  ...  In this work, we evaluate the effect of the suggested queries on the medical accuracy of the obtained knowledge, in general and by query language and terminology.  ... 
doi:10.1002/asi.23874 fatcat:t5rx7ta72vfa3gbwix3v5734d4

Reformulation of Consumer Health Queries with Professional Terminology: A Pilot Study

Robert M Plovnick, Qing T Zeng
2004 Journal of Medical Internet Research  
Query reformulation is one potential intervention to improve the effectiveness of consumer searches.  ...  Top 30 precision was used as a performance indicator to compare the performance of the original and reformulated queries.  ...  Acknowledgments This work was funded by training grant LM07092 and grant R01 LM07222, both from the National Library of Medicine. Conflicts of Interest None declared.  ... 
doi:10.2196/jmir.6.3.e27 pmid:15471753 pmcid:PMC1550613 fatcat:o5kd7j7kgnhw3drpiwr5nwd5ai

Analysis of biomedical and health queries: Lessons learned from TREC and CLEF evaluation benchmarks

Lynda Tamine, Cécile Chouquet, Thomas Palmer
2015 Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology  
A large body of research work examined, from both the query side and the user behaviour side, the characteristics of medical and health-related searches.  ...  Based on the outcome of our study, we show that, even for expert oriented queries, language specificity level varies significantly across tasks as well as search difficulty and that the most related predictive  ...  Our findings suggest that, overall, the nature of the search task has a significant effect on the query characteristics.  ... 
doi:10.1002/asi.23351 fatcat:odvg52zbnrhili7ikkopf3rbaa

Connecting Health Seekers and Health Care Knowledge Portal by a Semantic Approach

R. Gayathri, V. Rajalakshmi
2016 Indian Journal of Science and Technology  
Applications: The procedure can be used to build an efficient web portal for health seekers. The effectiveness of the system is being increased by experts question and answering.  ...  As the first of its kind on automatically coding the community generated health data using concept entropy impurity approach to comparatively detect and normalize the medical concepts locally, which naturally  ...  Introduction Nowadays, the patients are looking for online health care suggestion and solution for the first aid for their health issues.  ... 
doi:10.17485/ijst/2016/v9i10/88889 fatcat:ojfwhywrszhhzondr5jnirqftq

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  
concluded that search engines should provide query suggestions with medico-scientific terminology, whenever the user is able to digest it, that is, in users above the lowest levels of health literacy  ...  Exploration of Medico-Scientific Terminologies It is known there are mismatches between consumer terminology and the ones used in health documents and standard medical vocabularies (Eerola & Vakkari, 2008  ...  The mismatch in languages used by health consumers and health professionals also poses a barrier to effective access to relevant information (Zielstorff, 2003) .  ... 
doi:10.1108/s0065-283020150000039013 fatcat:efriobqemjby5f5cpoh64p4pqe

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  ...  With respect to these extracted user query terms, the Concept Extractor module runs terminology search, context search and relations search queries on the UMLS.  ... 
doi:10.7763/ijmlc.2012.v2.166 fatcat:gv5y7howczad7feq5zv67zvyay

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  
To analyze the influence of these context features on the specified stages of health information retrieval, we conducted a user study in which we collected user features through two questionnaires.  ...  User characteristics include features like age, gender, web search experience, health search experience and familiarity with the medical topic.  ...  Section 5 is focused on query formulation according to the query language, the use of advanced and boolean operators, the use of professional medical terminology and the number of terms.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1840784.1840815 dblp:conf/iiix/LopesR10 fatcat:kfw5bxbefvhrzkwnjo7ko6wyv4

The effects of query structure and dictionary setups in dictionary-based cross-language information retrieval

Ari Pirkola
1998 Proceedings of the 21st annual international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval - SIGIR '98  
In this study, the effects of query structure and various setups of translation dictionaries on the performance of cross-language information retrieval (CLIR) were tested.  ...  The structuring of queries was done on the basis of the output of dictionaries.  ...  on the research problems, Eero Sormunen for useful suggestions and interesting discussions, and Jaana Kekäläinen and Paul Solomon for good comments.  ... 
doi:10.1145/290941.290957 dblp:conf/sigir/Pirkola98 fatcat:dmkp7ql53zahnlvif4neb4yrxi

Semantics and the medical web: a review of barriers and breakthroughs in effective healthcare query

Daniel P. Lorence, Amanda Spink
2004 Health Information and Libraries Journal  
This paper provides an overview of the research into current medical vocabularies and their impact on searching the Web for health information.  ...  It may be the case that the average consumer of Web health services is not able to use correct medical terminology, and may not be able to choose analogous or synonymous terms from a search result list  ...  Despite the large percentage of Internet users who conduct medical or health searches reported by The Pew Internet Project 8 survey, examination of large-scale commercial Web query logs suggest that medical  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1471-1842.2004.00491.x pmid:15191602 fatcat:wcdk5bgeevhefnrqcbse2njajm

Improving information retrieval with multiple health terminologies in a quality-controlled gateway

Lina F Soualmia, Saoussen Sakji, Catherine Letord, Laetitia Rollin, Philippe Massari, Stéfan J Darmoni
2013 Health Information Science and Systems  
The Catalog and Index of French-language Health Internet resources (CISMeF) is a quality-controlled health gateway, primarily for Web resources in French (n=89,751).  ...  The same sets of thirty queries were run: (i) by exploiting the hierarchical structure of the MeSH, and (ii) by exploiting the additional twelve terminologies and their semantic links.  ...  mode vs. 14,159 by the mono-terminology search mode) and +17% for the second run of the methods on general queries.  ... 
doi:10.1186/2047-2501-1-8 pmid:25825660 pmcid:PMC4341235 fatcat:f3j3i5gwjffvlfvlr6rfslxiue

Overcoming the linguistic divide: a barrier to consumer health information

Catherine Boden
2014 Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association  
This paper reviews the literature on the linguistic divide between health consumers and consumer health information.  ...  Consumer health vocabularies (CHV) and natural language processing (NLP) show potential for bridging the divide, thereby improving recall and precision from information retrieval systems.  ...  MetaMap is reasonably effective in mapping the consumer's terms to the controlled vocabulary, although precision and coverage depends on which controlled vocabulary is being used.  ... 
doi:10.5596/c09-020 fatcat:qldtwhhesbenloiyzrxmdpvpsa

Supporting E-Health Information Seekers: From Simple Strategies to Knowledge-Based Methods [chapter]

Lina F., Badisse Dahamna, Stefan J.
2012 eHealth and Remote Monitoring  
Evaluations of the quality of queries suggestions (Precision, Recall and F-Measure) were performed manually on several sets, according to the size of the query, but also according to the following methods  ...  For a user, the maximum number of manageable suggestions for one query was 6. Manual evaluations were performed on sets of ~1/3 of each type of queries.  ... 
doi:10.5772/50348 fatcat:xd2g7yxqerd7rdvygeom2opljq

Find a Physician by Matching Medical Needs Described in your Own Words

Frederik S. Bäumer, Markus Dollmann, Michaela Geierhos
2015 Procedia Computer Science  
However, sometimes keyword search does not meet user needs because of the disagreement of users' common terms queries for symptoms and the widespread medical terminology.  ...  On the one hand, we consider the available numeric physician ratings as sorting criterion for the ranking of query results.  ...  Acknowledgements Funding has been granted in part by the University of Paderborn and by the Ministry of Innovation, Higher Education and Research of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.procs.2015.08.362 fatcat:rdcgerfekvayzjw2vlsnwrmwyq

An alternative approach to natural language query expansion in search engines: Text analysis of non-topical terms in Web documents

Rahmatollah Fattahi, Concepción S. Wilson, Fletcher Cole
2008 Information Processing & Management  
Finally, we suggest the development and implementation of knowledge-based lists of NTTs (and STTs) by both general and specialized search engines to aid query expansion.  ...  In Phase I, 20 topical queries in two domains (Health and the Social Sciences) were carried out in Google and from the results of the queries, 800 pages were textually analysed.  ...  Acknowledgement This work was funded, in part, by the John Metcalfe Visitor's Grant awarded to the first author, Rahmatollah Fattahi.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ipm.2007.09.009 fatcat:w6ivv3h7ubc4tmcdljecknjbwe

Semantic Queries Expedite MedDRA Terms Selection Thanks to a Dedicated User Interface: A Pilot Study on Five Medical Conditions

Julien Souvignet, Gunnar Declerck, Béatrice Trombert-Paviot, Hadyl Asfari, Marie-Christine Jaulent, Cédric Bousquet
2019 Frontiers in Pharmacology  
Searching into the MedDRA terminology is usually limited to a hierarchical search, and/or a string search.  ...  We then compared time spent on five examples of medical conditions using OQT or the MedDRA web-based browser (MWB), and precision and recall of the term selection.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We kindly acknowledge the eight users who have participated in the comparison of OQT and MWB: Florelle Bellet, Marie-Noelle Beyens, Lucienne Clavel, Virginie Fulda, Claire Guy, Agnès Lillo-Le  ... 
doi:10.3389/fphar.2019.00050 pmid:30792654 pmcid:PMC6374626 fatcat:d3h7zdxh5vdenimvolnmp6t2ju
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