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Effects of Language and Terminology on the Usage of Health Query Suggestions [chapter]

Carla Teixeira Lopes, Cristina Ribeiro
2016 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
To assess how the language and terminology impact the use of suggestions, we conducted a user study with 40 subjects considering their English proficiency, health literacy and topic familiarity.  ...  Searching for health information is one of the most popular activities on the Web.  ...  This work was partially funded by project "NanoSTIMA: Macro-to-Nano Human Sensing: Towards Integrated Multimodal Health Monitoring and Analytics/NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000016", financed by the North Portugal  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-44564-9_7 fatcat:je2efd6hprhxbecgjndcif7sw4

eHealth Interoperability with Web-based Medical Terminology Services - A Study of Service Requirements and Maturity

Neil Barrett, Jens H. Weber-Jahnke
2009 Journal of Emerging Technologies in Web Intelligence  
Interoperability of health information systems requires common clinical terminologies and services that make those terminologies available on a shared infrastructure, i.e.  ...  This paper identifies a list of service requirements based on a systematic literature review and uses these requirements to perform an assessment of current maturity of terminology servers.  ...  Both the TIG and terminology server implementations focused on access rather than management. The most developed services are querying and natural language bridging.  ... 
doi:10.4304/jetwi.1.2.153-160 fatcat:6tngh4xesfdndk22kgqrdal6fa

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

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.  ...  Of these barriers, one of the more tractable issues is the rift between health consumers' language and medical vocabulary.  ... 
doi:10.5596/c09-020 fatcat:qldtwhhesbenloiyzrxmdpvpsa

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

Literature review of SNOMED CT use

Dennis Lee, Nicolette de Keizer, Francis Lau, Ronald Cornet
2014 JAMIA Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association  
Each of the 15 usage categories was linked to one and only one of the five SNOMED CT focus categories (see table 2) .  ...  We suggest three reasons.  ...  All authors participated in reviewing the comments by the associate editor and reviewers and contributed to addressing the concerns raised. The final version was approved by all authors.  ... 
doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2013-001636 pmid:23828173 pmcid:PMC3957381 fatcat:4bf5spg5lffczixmrzxgzghdva

Taxonomy of Usage Issues for Consumer-centric Online Health Information Provision

Bang Viet Nguyen, Frada Burstein, Julie Fisher, Campbell Wilson
2015 Communications of the Association for Information Systems  
We describe a taxonomy of usage issues derived from a literature analysis. We describe how we validated and refined the taxonomy based on analyzing the usage data from an operational health portal.  ...  Despite the broad range of health information portals (HIPs) available, usage problems with such portals are still widely recognized and reported.  ...  Acknowledgments This research was supported in part by a grant from the Telematics Trust Project: Breast Cancer Knowledge Online (BCKOnline) Portal.  ... 
doi:10.17705/1cais.03726 fatcat:6vikiiytfngqhivrjdhqqeob3q

Consumer Health Concepts That Do Not Map to the UMLS: Where Do They Fit?

A. Keselman, C. A. Smith, G. Divita, H. Kim, A. C. Browne, G. Leroy, Q. Zeng-Treitler
2008 JAMIA Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association  
The relationship between new and existing concepts differed depending on the corpora from which they were extracted.  ...  Results: This approach identified 64 unmapped concepts, 17 of which were labeled as uniquely "lay" and not feasible for inclusion in professional health terminologies.  ...  The findings of this study suggest that the overlap between the conceptual universes underlying lay health language and professional terminologies is large.  ... 
doi:10.1197/jamia.m2599 pmid:18436906 pmcid:PMC2442253 fatcat:lzmcuc32dvflpppblvejncb4qy

Finding What Is Inaccessible: Antimicrobial Resistance Language Use among the One Health Domains

Lauren L. Wind, Jonathan S. Briganti, Anne M. Brown, Timothy P. Neher, Meghan F. Davis, Lisa M. Durso, Tanner Spicer, Stephanie Lansing
2021 Antibiotics  
The success of a One Health approach to combating antimicrobial resistance (AMR) requires effective data sharing across the three One Health domains (human, animal, and environment).  ...  The discord of language use across One Health potentially weakens the effectiveness of interdisciplinary research by creating accessibility issues for researchers using search engines.  ...  of understanding potential associated historical events that may have substantial effects on language usage in the One Health arena.  ... 
doi:10.3390/antibiotics10040385 pmid:33916878 fatcat:u7d2adbqp5drtmwdkvmmc3wanm

Enabling ad-hoc reuse of private data repositories through schema extraction

Lars Christoph Gleim, Md Rezaul Karim, Lukas Zimmermann, Oliver Kohlbacher, Holger Stenzhorn, Stefan Decker, Oya Beyan
2020 Journal of Biomedical Semantics  
Automatically extracting and publishing data schema can enable the introspection-assisted creation of data selection and integration queries.  ...  authoring of SPARQL queries.  ...  The authors would like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments and improvement suggestions.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s13326-020-00223-z pmid:32641124 fatcat:g5zqwvj63fgwfijajurlzunqsq

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.  ...  In the framework of biomedical domain, several health portals could be rated as quality-controlled such as: Intute (UK), Health in site (AN) and CISMeF (Catalog and Index of French-language Health Internet  ... 
doi:10.1186/2047-2501-1-8 pmid:25825660 pmcid:PMC4341235 fatcat:f3j3i5gwjffvlfvlr6rfslxiue

In their own words? A terminological analysis of e-mail to a cancer information service

Catherine Arnott Smith, P Zoë Stavri, Wendy Webber Chapman
2002 Proceedings. AMIA Symposium  
To better understand the terms used by consumers to describe their health information needs and determine if this "consumer terminology"differs from those used by health care professionals.  ...  Features and findings identified in 139 e-mail messages to the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute's Cancer Information and Referral Service were coded and matched against the 2001 Unified Medical  ...  Carolyn Nunnally, RN, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, graciously provided access to the emails analyzed in this study.  ... 
pmid:12463914 pmcid:PMC2244265 fatcat:6zubcdcj5rcjhfaagfc3u5j4qi

Estimating Consumer Familiarity with Health Terminology: A Context-based Approach

Q. Zeng-Treitler, S. Goryachev, T. Tse, A. Keselman, A. Boxwala
2008 JAMIA Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association  
A b s t r a c t Objectives: Effective health communication is often hindered by a "vocabulary gap" between language familiar to consumers and jargon used in medical practice and research.  ...  The method was applied to a large query log data set and validated using results from two previously conducted consumer surveys.  ...  The queries do reflect actual consumer usage and the data set is large, although the consumers who searched for health information online are likely to be more educated and well-versed in health terminology  ... 
doi:10.1197/jamia.m2592 pmid:18308983 pmcid:PMC2409994 fatcat:d5tenbomjjbbxbpf6vhokvvla4

Exploring and Developing Consumer Health Vocabularies

Q. T. Zeng, T. Tse
2006 JAMIA Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association  
on the manuscript and the anonymous reviewers and editorial staff for their thoughtful suggestions.  ...  While recognizing the limitations of the approach (e.g., not addressing psychosocial and cultural factors), we suggest that such exploratory research and development will yield insights into the nature  ...  Stability of Lay Health Language The utility of computable vocabularies depends on the stability and organization of the languages they represent.  ... 
doi:10.1197/jamia.m1761 pmid:16221948 pmcid:PMC1380193 fatcat:tcd6giqcezgd5kgc55eozvclgi

Constructing Cross-lingual Consumer Health Vocabulary with Word-Embedding from Comparable User Generated Content [article]

Chia-Hsuan Chang, Lei Wang, Christopher C. Yang
2022 arXiv   pre-print
In the experiments, our framework demonstrates that it can effectively retrieve similar medical terms, including colloquial expressions, across languages and further facilitate compilation of cross-lingual  ...  The open-access and collaborative consumer health vocabulary (OAC CHV) is the controlled vocabulary for addressing such a challenge.  ...  Hence, we can exploit the usages of health vocabularies from such HCGC on the OHCs.  ... 
arXiv:2206.11612v1 fatcat:xqyqz3sbprh67nslnaocxffag4
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