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Due to language barrier, non-English users are unable to retrieve the most updated medical information from the U.S. authoritative medical websites, such as PubMed and MedlinePlus. A few cross-language medical information retrieval (CLMIR) systems have been utilizing MeSH (Medical Subject Heading) with multilingual thesaurus to bridge the gap.(More)
At the NTCIR-6 CLQA (Cross-Language Question Answering) task, we participated in the Chinese-Chinese (CC) and English-Chinese (E-C) QA (Question Answering) subtasks. Without employing question type classification, we proposed a new resource, Wikipedia, to assist in extracting and ranking Question-Focused terms. We regarded the titles of Wikipedia articles(More)
A number of authoritative medical websites, such as PubMed and MedlinePlus, provide consumers with the most up-to-date health information. However, non-English speakers often encounter not only language barriers (from other languages to English) but also terminology barriers (from laypersons inverted exclamation mark| terms to professional medical terms)(More)
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