Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Sanna Salantera
Johannes Leveling
Liadh Kelly
Gareth J. F. Jones
Wendy Chapman
Lorraine Goeuriot

Subjects

Computer Science

Topics
information retrieval building information needs first years data access electronic health records medical information retrieval

Building realistic potential patient queries for medical information retrieval evaluation (2014)

Abstract To evaluate and improve medical information retrieval, benchmarking data sets need to be created. Few benchmarks have been focusing on patients’ information needs. There is a need for additional benchmarks to enable research into effective retrieval methods. In this paper we describe the manual creation of patient queries and investigate their automatic generation. This work is conducted in the framework of a medical evaluation campaign, which aims to evaluate and improve technologies to help patients and laypeople access eHealth data. To this end, the campaign is composed of different tasks, including a medical information retrieval (IR) task. Within this IR task, a web crawl of medically related documents, as well as patient queries are provided to participants. The queries are built to represent the potential information needs patients may have while reading their medical report. We start by describing typical types of patients’ information needs. We then describe how these queries have been manually generated from medical reports for the first two years of the eHealth campaign. We then explore techniques that would enable us to automate the query generation process. This process is particularly challenging, as it requires an understanding of the patients’ information needs, and of the electronic health records. We describe various approaches to automatically generate potential patient queries from medical reports and describe our future development and evaluation phase.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Conference or Workshop Item
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing: School of Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL)
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Information retrieval
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres

Full list of authors on original publication

Sanna Salantera, Johannes Leveling, Liadh Kelly, Gareth J. F. Jones, Wendy Chapman, Lorraine Goeuriot

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Johannes Leveling
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 66
 
2
Liadh Kelly
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 51
 
3
Gareth J. F. Jones
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 297
 
4
Lorraine Goeuriot
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 24