Thursday, April 15, 2010

Turning text into information

Alex Krumpholz is talking about how to apply insights from the way web search engines work to the analysis of scientific papers. Current web search engines were derived from previous work on text search systems. It is interesting to see the web search techniques now being applied to text. One example is that the anchor text is used by search engines; that is the text highlighted in a web link on a web page is assumed to describe the document linked. The equivalent for a research paper is the text near a citation. One interesting part of this is that in essence the algorithms are creating useful information from what is just text.

Structural aspects of medical literature retrieval

Alex Krumpholz (SoCS CECS)

CS HDR MONITORING Info & Human Centred Computing Research Group

DATE: 2010-04-15
TIME: 13:30:00 - 14:00:00
LOCATION: Ian Ross Seminar Room

This work discusses the retrieval of medical publications in a clinical setting. It aims to help busy doctors finding literature that are likely to be relevant in the current patient's case. IR related aspects of such a program are investigated.

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