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Studying the effect and treatment of misspelled queries in Cross-Language Information Retrieval

Jesús Vilares, Miguel A. Alonso, Yerai Doval, Manuel Vilares
2016 Information Processing & Management  
In contrast with their monolingual counterparts, little attention has been paid to the effects that misspelled queries have on the performance of Cross-Language Information Retrieval (CLIR) systems.  ...  The present work makes a first attempt to fill this gap by extending our previous work on monolingual retrieval in order to study the impact that the progressive addition of misspellings to input queries  ...  Government of Galicia, through the Galician Network for Language Processing and Information Retrieval-RedPLIR (grant CN2014/034).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ipm.2015.12.010 fatcat:d4wd4nvpd5caxlopqrtlti3jhy

Managing misspelled queries in IR applications

Jesús Vilares, Manuel Vilares, Juan Otero
2011 Information Processing & Management  
Our work concerns the design of robust information retrieval environments that can successfully handle queries containing misspelled words.  ...  A first strategy involves those approaches based on correcting the misspelled query, thus requiring the integration of linguistic information in the system.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors wish to thank Miguel A. Alonso, of Univ. of A Coruña (Spain), and the reviewers for their helpful comments and suggestions in order to improve this article.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ipm.2010.08.004 fatcat:kn3pxgjxpneffjuhys24qdslxe

A text based drug query system for mobile phones

Akhil Langer, Rohit Banga, Ankush Mittal, L.V. Subramaniam, Parikshit Sondhi
2014 International Journal of Mobile Communications  
We focus on developing a natural language interface allowing the user to be flexible in phrasing their queries and attain an accuracy of 81% in classifying the drug related questions.  ...  We begin with a survey of the drug information domain and classify the drug related queries into a set of predefined classes. Our system A.  ...  and information retrieval in medical domain.  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijmc.2014.063656 fatcat:5nhj3ea3xza7bhnh6g4gnsdobm

Map search via a factor graph model

Qi Zhang, Jihua Kang, Yeyun Gong, Huan Chen, Yaqian Zhou, Xuanjing Huang
2013 Proceedings of the 22nd ACM international conference on Conference on information & knowledge management - CIKM '13  
The results of several experimental comparisons demonstrate that our method outperforms both state-of-the-art semistructured retrieval methods and some commercial systems in retrieving freeform location  ...  Queries may significantly differ from items stored in the spatial database. In this paper, we propose to connect this task to the semi-structured retrieval problem.  ...  The authors wish to thank the anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments and Suntec for providing us the  ... 
doi:10.1145/2505515.2505674 dblp:conf/cikm/ZhangKGCZH13 fatcat:xhvghmw55bfrjfwv6nxjq3os5y

Machine translation-supported cross-language information retrieval for a consumer health resource

Graciela Rosemblat, Darren Gemoets, Allen C Browne, Tony Tse
2003 AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings  
This study compares the effectiveness of two common cross-language information retrieval methods using machine translation, query translation versus document translation, using a subset of genuine user  ...  Only English language information retrieval is currently supported.  ...  the SE retrieval procedures to our specifications.  ... 
pmid:14728236 pmcid:PMC1480254 fatcat:sv76dhx6ljfknpk2rghxrxo3gu

The effect of bilingual term list size on dictionary-based cross-language information retrieval

D. Demner-Fushman, D.W. Oard
2003 36th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2003. Proceedings of the  
Bilingual term lists are extensively used as a resource for dictionary-based Cross-Language Information Retrieval (CLIR), in which the goal is to find documents written in one natural language based on  ...  The contribution of named entity translation was evaluated in a cross-language experiment involving English and Chinese.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors would like to thank Terry Zhao for tagging named entities in Chinese queries. This work has been supported in part by DARPA cooperative agreement N660010028910.  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.2003.1174250 dblp:conf/hicss/Demner-FushmanO03 fatcat:qdkngvr7ljf2lecaop4olfaspe

Evaluating tag filtering techniques for web resource classification in folksonomies

Nicolás Tourné, Daniela Godoy
2012 Expert systems with applications  
In this paper we present an empirical study carried out to determine the value of tags in resource classification.  ...  Furthermore, the use of several filtering and pre-processing operations to re- * Corresponding author  ...  them and avoid the Term Stemming In most languages, words have many morphological variants with similar semantic interpretations which can be treated as equivalents for information retrieval, as opposed  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.eswa.2012.02.088 fatcat:65rljaap5vdttd4clegggsyl3i

Seeking treatment options: Consumers' search behaviors and cognitive activities

Ramona Broussard, Yan Zhang
2013 Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
In this paper, we report results from an exploratory lab study with 40 cross-sectional participants and follow-up interviews with eleven of them about their use of search engines to find treatment options  ...  While corroborating prior research concerning basic consumer health information search behaviors (e.g., query length and evaluation of results), our findings also extend the current understanding of health  ...  The study is partially supported by the Alumni Fellowship from the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin.  ... 
doi:10.1002/meet.14505001055 fatcat:fcpudf33ezcofpye2p5vjyucd4

A Year of Papers Using Biomedical Texts: Findings from the Section on Natural Language Processing of the IMIA Yearbook

Natalia Grabar, Cyril Grouin, Section Editors for the IMIA Yearbook Section on Natural Language Processing
2019 IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics  
Objectives: To analyze the content of publications within the medical Natural Language Processing (NLP) domain in 2018.  ...  We also proposed an analysis of the content of main research trends of NLP publications in 2018. Conclusions: The year 2018 is very rich with regard to NLP issues and topics addressed.  ...  Some NLP methods prove to be mature and useful for other applications (information retrieval, diagnosis of speech pathologies and dementias, generation of imaging reports, etc.).  ... 
doi:10.1055/s-0039-1677937 pmid:31419835 pmcid:PMC6697498 fatcat:7sg3ogylvrhqfidbclr3f3g7pe

A generalized hidden Markov model with discriminative training for query spelling correction

Yanen Li, Huizhong Duan, ChengXiang Zhai
2012 Proceedings of the 35th international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval - SIGIR '12  
Query spelling correction is a crucial component of modern search engines. Existing methods in the literature for search query spelling correction have two major drawbacks.  ...  Experiments on two query spelling correction datasets demonstrate that the proposed generalized HMM is effective for correcting multiple types of spelling errors.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This paper is based upon work supported in part by the National Science Foundation under grant CNS-1027965, a Microsoft grant, and MIAS -the Multimodal Information Access and Synthesis  ... 
doi:10.1145/2348283.2348365 dblp:conf/sigir/LiDZ12 fatcat:hrpefkura5c3rps2mihiwgsaru

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  
One of the core issues in medical information retrieval is diversity of tasks that lead to diversity of categories of information needs and queries.  ...  across tasks, with respect to length, specificity and clarity features and then study their effect on retrieval performance.  ...  Studies in health-related information search highlighted mainly that query vocabulary contains misspelling errors and abbreviations that trigger the problem of word matching gap.  ... 
doi:10.1002/asi.23351 fatcat:odvg52zbnrhili7ikkopf3rbaa

Current research issues and trends in non-English Web searching

Fotis Lazarinis, Jesús Vilares, John Tait, Efthimis N. Efthimiadis
2009 Information retrieval (Boston)  
A significant number of papers are reviewed and the research issues investigated in these studies are categorized in order to identify the research questions and solutions proposed in these papers.  ...  With increasingly higher numbers of nonEnglish language web searchers the problems of efficient handling of nonEnglish Web documents and user queries are becoming major issues for search engines.  ...  The authors also acknowledge the assistance of Jennifer Rohan in compiling part of the bibliography and the University of Washington Information School for resources. Prof.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10791-009-9093-0 fatcat:ueniqckvaffe5gftjwkkrlki7y

Cross-language Information Retrieval [article]

Petra Galuščáková, Douglas W. Oard, Suraj Nair
2021 arXiv   pre-print
This chapter reviews the state of the art for cross-language information retrieval and outlines some open research questions.  ...  When the documents to be searched are in a language not known by the searcher, neither assumption is true. In such cases, Cross-Language Information Retrieval (CLIR) is needed.  ...  The views and conclusions contained herein are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies, either expressed or implied, of ODNI, IARPA, or the  ... 
arXiv:2111.05988v1 fatcat:fgnaux4lcbe5jlpczhbxka5cqq

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  
Searching for health information is one of the most popular activities on the web. In this domain, users often misspell or lack knowledge of the proper medical terms to use in queries.  ...  To overcome these difficulties and attempt to retrieve higher-quality content, we developed a query suggestion system that provides alternative queries combining the Portuguese or English language with  ...  Cross-Language Query Suggestions Although not in the specific area of health information retrieval, we identified only one work involving the proposal of query suggestions in a language different from  ... 
doi:10.1002/asi.23874 fatcat:t5rx7ta72vfa3gbwix3v5734d4

Context-based health information retrieval

Carla Teixeira Lopes
2013 SIGIR Forum  
Health Information Retrieval (HIR) applies the concepts and techniques of Information Retrieval (IR) to the actors, behaviors and information of the healthcare domain.  ...  Contextual Information Retrieval (CIR) is a subarea of IR that seeks to incorporate contextual features in the retrieval process towards its improvement.  ...  [20] study the effect of domain expertise on web search behavior in four different domains (one of them is medicine).  ... 
doi:10.1145/2568388.2568414 fatcat:qaevhhfrfffitm2dpagfln2wii
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