Why assessing relevance in medical IR is demanding

Koopman, Bevan & Zuccon, Guido (2014) Why assessing relevance in medical IR is demanding. In Medical Information Retrieval (MedIR) Workshop, 11 July 2014, Gold Coast, QLD. (In Press)


This study investigates if and why assessing relevance of clinical records for a clinical retrieval task is cognitively demanding. Previous research has highlighted the challenges and issues information retrieval systems are faced with when determining the relevance of documents in this domain, e.g., the vocabulary mismatch problem. Determining if this assessment imposes cognitive load on human assessors, and why this is the case, may shed lights on what are the (cognitive) processes that assessors use for determining document relevance (in this domain). High cognitive load may impair the ability of the user to make accurate relevance judgements and hence the design of IR mechanisms may need to take this into account in order to reduce the load.

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ID Code: 72853
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: relevance assessment, information retrieval, health informatics, health search, demand
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Health Informatics (080702)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Information Retrieval and Web Search (080704)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 17 Jun 2014 23:12
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2014 19:55

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