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Titolo:
The retrieval effectiveness of medical information on the web
Autore:
Bin, L; Lun, KC;
Indirizzi:
Natl Univ Singapore, Med Informat Programme, Clin Res Ctr, Singapore 117597, Singapore Natl Univ Singapore Singapore Singapore 117597 ngapore 117597, Singapore
Titolo Testata:
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INFORMATICS
fascicolo: 2-3, volume: 62, anno: 2001,
pagine: 155 - 163
SICI:
1386-5056(200107)62:2-3<155:TREOMI>2.0.ZU;2-M
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
DISSEMINATION;
Keywords:
medical information; information retrieval; search tools; World Wide Web;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
15
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Bin, L Natl Univ Singapore, Med Informat Programme, Clin Res Ctr, MD 11,10Med Dr, Singapore 117597, Singapore Natl Univ Singapore MD 11,10 Med Dr Singapore Singapore 117597 ore
Citazione:
L. Bin e K.C. Lun, "The retrieval effectiveness of medical information on the web", INT J MED I, 62(2-3), 2001, pp. 155-163

Abstract

The World Wide Web has become such an extensive health information repository in the world that it is increasingly difficult to search for relevant medical information. Many search tools have been developed to help users look for relevant health information on the web, but most of them are still not efficient. In this paper, we discuss some available on-line solutions to medical information retrieval and compare the performances of some general and medicine-specific search engines with the MediAgent, which has been developed by the National University of Singapore (NUS) Medical Informatics Programme. Although a number of medicine-specific searching techniques have been developed, the difficulty of finding medical information still remains because medical search engines are generally not as effective as generic search engines. Different from other search tools, MediAgent's efficiency wasquite high, taking only an average of 1.5 links to retrieve the answers, but its retrieving effectiveness is not good enough due to the short period of operation. Whilst the MediAgent project cannot claim to have all the solutions, it nevertheless offers a new alternative to system implementation. New techniques need to be explored in order to overcome the issues of medical information retrieval on the Internet. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science IrelandLtd. All rights reserved.

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