Analysis of Biomedical and Health Queries: Lessons Learned from TREC and CLEF Evaluation Benchmarks

@article{Tamine2015AnalysisOB,
  title={Analysis of Biomedical and Health Queries: Lessons Learned from TREC and CLEF Evaluation Benchmarks},
  author={Lynda Tamine and Cecile Chouquet and Thomas Palmer},
  journal={JASIST},
  year={2015},
  volume={66},
  pages={2626-2642}
}
A large body of research work examined, from both the query side and the user behaviour side, the characteristics of medical and health-related searches. One of the core issues in medical information retrieval is diversity of tasks that lead to diversity of categories of information needs and queries. From the evaluation perspective, another related challenging issue is the limited availability of appropriate test collections allowing the experimental validation of medically task oriented IR… CONTINUE READING