Data-based query reformulation to bolster scenario-specific retrieval of biomedical documents

Choi, Y.J. (2008) Data-based query reformulation to bolster scenario-specific retrieval of biomedical documents. Indian Journal of Medical Informatics, 3 (1). pp. 1-2. ISSN 0973-9254

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In this paper, I propose a data-based query expansion technique to support scenario specific retrieval in the medical domain. A data-based query expansion technique takes advantage of the UMLS (Unified Medical Language System) data source to append the original query with additional terms that are specifically relevant to the query's scenario, thus improving upon traditional query expansion approaches. I compare this technique with cross-search method that only refer to the encyclopedia and expand terms that are not necessarily scenario specific. The study on the clinical notes shows that the data based techniques that results in scenario-based expansion outperformed over the cross-search and automatic query expansion method on average in all categories of scenarios.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Automatic query expansion; Biomedical document retrieval; Cross-search query expansion; Data-based query expansion
Subjects:-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Medical Informatics
Information Science > Information Theory
Information Science > Systems Analysis
Information Science > Medical Informatics
Information Science > Library Science
Information Science > Information Storage and Retrieval
Information Science > Classification
Information Science > Information Services
Information Science > Information Management
ID Code:3021
Deposited By:Dr. S N Sarbadhikari
Deposited On:29 August 2008

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