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Local search: A guide for the information retrieval practitioner

Andrew MacFarlane, Andrew Tuson
2009 Information Processing & Management  
The paper gives a guide on the pitfalls and problems for IR practitioners who wish to use local search to solve their research issues, and gives practical advice on the use of such methods.  ...  Abstract There are a number of combinatorial optimisation problems in information retrieval in which the use of local search methods are worthwhile.  ...  Acknowledgements Many thanks to Marcus Andrews for his positive feedback on the paper, and to the reviewers of an earlier draft for their constructive comments.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ipm.2008.09.002 fatcat:h64ocd7gj5bczgwmey3vjldafm

Literature search

Milica Ševkušić
2019 Zenodo  
The paper seeks to highlight the complexity of literature searching in online bibliographic databases and the importance of developing advanced search skills towards greater search efficiency.  ...  The lack of knowledge of the content, structure and operation of databases, poor search skills, and superficiality in assessing search results are discussed as the major obstacles to efficient literature  ...  In PubMed, a search for a subject heading will normally retrieve documents that contain the corresponding sub-terms.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3509975 fatcat:atlzv2g63fcwtm33p2nfbzn2ym

Using species distribution models at local scale to guide the search of poorly known species: Review, methodological issues and future directions

Mauro Fois, Alba Cuena-Lombraña, Giuseppe Fenu, Gianluigi Bacchetta
2018 Ecological Modelling  
present and therefore to optimise resources for the search of new species localities.  ...  We then applied the most common approaches to guide field surveys for a set of 70 vascular plants in an endemic-rich area of Sardinia (Italy) of approx. 9000 ha, the flora of which was deeply investigated  ...  The authors thanks to Marcello Cannas for accompanying them during several field excursions and for providing useful information about the territory of Seui.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2018.07.018 fatcat:tmnmo74epvfp3j7ghh2phkckum

Expert searching in public health

Kristine M Alpi
2005 Journal of the Medical Library Association  
Public health searching activities from reference questions and literature search requests at a large, urban health department library were reviewed to identify the challenges in finding relevant public  ...  The article explores the characteristics of public health information needs and the resources available to address those needs that distinguish it as an area of searching requiring particular expertise  ...  This term does not allow the sort of place distinctions that are useful to public health practitioners at the local level.  ... 
pmid:15685281 pmcid:PMC545128 fatcat:54gyn6d2pbeqflmsl5sklarfmu

Stacked Autoencoders for Medical Image Search [article]

S. Sharma, I. Umar, L. Ospina, D. Wong, H.R. Tizhoosh
2016 arXiv   pre-print
However, the large volume of medical images makes it challenging to retrieve relevant information given a particular scenario.  ...  Medical images can be a valuable resource for reliable information to support medical diagnosis.  ...  CBIR focuses on visual information as opposed to textual metadata, which is textbased search as we all know from daily Internet search when we type keywords to search for desired webpages [10] .  ... 
arXiv:1610.00320v1 fatcat:lteaffvi6jf5re4d2bnu6lk3ki

Tailoring on-line search retrieval to match a library's journal collection

J B Faust
1982 Bulletin of the Medical Library Association  
We have placed considerable importance on the ability of the information specialist to anticipate and satisfy a need for information before that need is actually recognized by the clinical practitioner  ...  For instance, the searcher can enter all local journals not in the A(SB) or Abridged Index Medicus subset into the UUSF as a SAVESEARCH.  ... 
pmid:7039746 pmcid:PMC226694 fatcat:eou3lqq2yfaffnqn4txkiw77lq

Developing Effective Customer Service Employees through Action Re-search: A Malaysian Local Authority Experience

Peter Songan, Elizabeth Loh, Abang Ehsan Abang Othman
2016 Journal of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development  
An on-the-job experience for the hotline staff was implemented during which a guideline called the "13 Basic Principles in Effective Telephone Handling"; a "Handbook" on services provided by the Public  ...  This paper presents the findings and reflection of an action research intervention to improve the Hotline Complaint Service of a local authority, the Kuching City South Council in Sarawak, Malaysia.  ...  The Kuching City South Council in Sarawak, a local authority in Malaysia has responded to the challenge of meeting customer satisfaction by launching its Hotline Complaint Service.  ... 
doi:10.33736/jcshd.362.2016 fatcat:i2f6n3b6ojf5hbs54p4yckgpya

A Biased-Randomized Iterated Local Search Algorithm for Rich Portfolio Optimization

Renatas Kizys, Angel A. Juan, Bartosz Sawik, Laura Calvet
2019 Applied Sciences  
Secondly, an iterated local search framework, which makes use of quadratic programming, gradually improves the initial solution throughout an iterative combination of a perturbation stage and a local search  ...  Using a matheuristic framework that combines an iterated local search metaheuristic with quadratic programming, ARPO efficiently deals with complex variants of the mean-variance portfolio optimization  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/app9173509 fatcat:q3gfnhtugbazdcecg7teqp2k6a

Searching the literature and selecting the right references

Joseph L Rau
2004 Respiratory care  
Searching the literature for published studies on a topic relevant to one's question requires knowledge of databases such as MEDLINE, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health, or Hospital Literature  ...  However, to be sure that you retrieve all the files of interest and don't miss any files that might be critical to your understanding of the topic, you must search all fields and be careful not to exclude  ...  Summary In this age of information, skill in using databases to search for published results on a topic is essential for both research investigators and clinical practitioners, who need current information  ... 
pmid:15447811 fatcat:c4hnpwl3hbbulczk6ebygwqsyu

Enhanced Multi-Strategy Particle Swarm Optimization for Constrained Problems with an Evolutionary-Strategies-Based Unfeasible Local Search Operator

Marco Martino Rosso, Raffaele Cucuzza, Angelo Aloisio, Giuseppe Carlo Marano
2022 Applied Sciences  
Furthermore, a new local search operator has been implemented to help localize the feasible region in challenging optimization problems.  ...  In the present study, a variant of the well-known swarm-based algorithm, the Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO), is developed to solve constrained problems with a different approach to the classical penalty  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors would like to thank anonymous reviewers for their valuable comments and suggestions in revising the paper. The authors would like to thank G.C.  ... 
doi:10.3390/app12052285 fatcat:wxr7rxwcxnc3hkbm7ljzor4bcm

The search for the perfect handover

Mohammed Samee, Catherine Kallal, Seth Hamman
2014 Journal of Hospital Administration  
Objective: Multiple forces in today's hospital environment have increased the frequency of transitions of care for patients.  ...  The Taskforce had representation from residents, attending physicians, nursing, pharmacy, informatics, risk management and patient safety. The Taskforce work was guided by two concepts.  ...  The process that we undertook, whereby an internal task force or ad-hoc committee was charged with development of a tool, allowed for local patient care issues to be addressed.  ... 
doi:10.5430/jha.v3n4p71 fatcat:7vgsigjecbhazokst2ljv54jie

Introducing lateral thinking in search engines

Yann Landrin-Schweitzer, Pierre Collet, Evelyne Lutton
2006 Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines  
Too much information kills information. This common statement applies to huge databases, where state of the art search engines may retrieve hundreds of very similar documents for a precise query.  ...  The one used for experiments (see section 8) is SWISH++, [46], a basic public-domain boolean search engine, without any semantic expansion nor stemming tool.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors are grateful to Thierry Prost, MD, PhD, for his educated analysis of the innards of ELISE.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10710-006-7008-z fatcat:d2wiyfshhbgtnhiqo5buupovqi

BEME Guide No. 3: Systematic searching for evidence in medical education--Part 2: Constructing searches

Alex Haig, Marshall Dozier
2003 Medical Teacher  
Searching for evidence to inform best practice in medical education is a complex undertaking.  ...  This guide provides a comprehensive overview of relevant information sources and methods (including bibliographic databases, grey literature, hand searching and the Internet) and describes when they should  ...  Quantitative research Research that examines phenomena through the numerical representation of observations and statistical analysis.  ... 
doi:10.1080/01421590310001608667 pmid:14522667 fatcat:6h3qvt5y5nbglcilf2hncxh3rm

Searching the medical literature

D Fitzgerald
1980 Canadian Family Physician  
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) is the key to successful use of Index Medicus, Medline and the card catalogue.  ...  The major medical library services and resources of most use to family physicians are outlined.  ...  Excerpta Medica is a useful abstracting service when conducting a thorough literature search or when very few references are retrieved using the standard indexes.  ... 
pmid:21293706 pmcid:PMC2383772 fatcat:xg34fxd4czcjxcykigd2zbtbui

Adversarial Web Search

Carlos Castillo
2010 Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval  
URLs sometimes provide enough information to guide the crawling process. Bar-Yossef et al.  ...  Adversarial Information Retrieval addresses the same tasks as Information Retrieval: gathering, indexing, filtering, retrieving, and ranking information, with the difference that it performs these tasks  ... 
doi:10.1561/1500000021 fatcat:toxnvajrmbdppf5hytdbnykuiq
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