Evaluating medical information retrieval

Koopman, Bevan, Bruza, Peter D., Sitbon, Laurianne, & Lawley, Michael J. (2011) Evaluating medical information retrieval. In 34th Annual ACM SIGIR conference on research and development in information retrieval, 24-28 July 2011, Beijing.

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This paper presents a framework for evaluating information retrieval of medical records. We use the BLULab corpus, a large collection of real-world de-identified medical records. The collection has been hand coded by clinical terminol- ogists using the ICD-9 medical classification system. The ICD codes are used to devise queries and relevance judge- ments for this collection. Results of initial test runs using a baseline IR system are provided. Queries and relevance judgements are online to aid further research in medical IR. Please visit: http://koopman.id.au/med_eval.

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ID Code: 44178
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Medical Information Retrieval, Evaluation
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Information Retrieval and Web Search (080704)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > Information Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 the authors
Deposited On: 24 Aug 2011 23:34
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2011 23:34

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