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PROBLEM key word assignment has been largely used in MEDLINE to provide an indicative "gist" of the content of articles and to help retrieving biomedical articles. Abstracts are also used for this purpose. However with usually more than 300 words, MEDLINE abstracts can still be regarded as long documents; therefore we design a system to select a unique key(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)
The ever-increasing volume of health online information, coupled with the uneven reliability and quality, may have considerable implications for the citizen. In order to address this issue, we propose to use, within a general or specialised search engine, standards for identifying the reliability of online documents. Standards used are those related to the(More)
Medical institutions produce ever-increasing amount of diverse information. The digital form makes these data available for the use on more than a single patient. Images are no exception to this. However, less is known about how medical professionals search for visual medical information and how they want to use it outside of the context of a single(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)