Enhancing web search in the medical domain via query clarification

@article{Soldaini2016EnhancingWS,
  title={Enhancing web search in the medical domain via query clarification},
  author={Luca Soldaini and Andrew Yates and Elad Yom-Tov and Ophir Frieder and Nazli Goharian},
  journal={Information Retrieval Journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={19},
  pages={149-173}
}
The majority of Internet users search for medical information online; however, many do not have an adequate medical vocabulary. Users might have difficulties finding the most authoritative and useful information because they are unfamiliar with the appropriate medical expressions describing their condition; consequently, they are unable to adequately satisfy their information need. We investigate the utility of bridging the gap between layperson and expert vocabularies; our approach adds the… 

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