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In this paper we compare two types of corpus, focusing on the lexical mnbiguity of each of them. The first corpns consists mainly of newspaper articles and Hterature excerpts, while the second belc)ngs to the medical domain. To conduct the study, we have used two different disambiguation tools. However, first of all, we must verify the performance of each(More)
In TREC 2014 Clinical Decision Support Track, the task was to retrieve full-texts relevant for answering generic clinical questions about medical records. For this purpose, we investigated a large range of strategies in the five runs we officially submitted. Concerning Information Retrieval (IR), we tested two different indexing levels: documents or(More)
OBJECTIVE After a review of the existing practical solution available to the citizen to retrieve eHealth document, the paper describes an original specialized search engine WRAPIN. METHOD WRAPIN uses advanced cross lingual information retrieval technologies to check information quality by synthesizing medical concepts, conclusions and references contained(More)
The Internet provides a great amount of information and has become one of the communication media which is most widely used [1]. However, the problem is no longer finding information but assessing the credibility of the publishers as well as the relevance and accuracy of the documents retrieved from the web. This problem is particularly relevant in the(More)
The number of medical websites is constantly growing [1]. Owing to the open nature of the Web, the reliability of information available on the Web is uneven. Internet users are overwhelmed by the quantity of information available on the Web. The situation is even more critical in the medical area, as the content proposed by health websites can have a direct(More)
Legal and technologic trends are making medical records progressively more patient-accessible. In the near future, information technology may make it even easier to provide patients a chance to review their records. One may wonder, however, about the practical use of this technology by patients. Understanding his/her own health record will certainly be one(More)
OBJECTIVES To cope with medical terms, which present a high variability of expression through a single natural language, in the sense that any term may be reformulated in hundred of different ways. METHODS A typology of term variants is presented as a systematic approach in order to favour the implementation of an exhaustive solution. Then, an algorithm(More)
Many attempts have been made in the QA domain but no system applicable to the field of health is currently available on the Internet. This paper describes a bilingual French/English question answering system adapted to the health domain and more particularly the detection of the question's model. Indeed, the Question Analyzer module for identifying the(More)
The detection of ethical issues of web sites aims at selection of information helpful to the reader and is an important concern in medical informatics. Indeed, with the ever-increasing volume of online health information, coupled with its uneven reliability and quality, the public should be aware about the quality of information available online. In order(More)