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Information Retrieval: A Biomedical and Health Perspective


Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. William Hersh
    Pages 1-39
  3. William Hersh
    Pages 41-139
  4. William Hersh
    Pages 141-179
  5. William Hersh
    Pages 181-223
  6. William Hersh
    Pages 225-259
  7. William Hersh
    Pages 261-287
  8. William Hersh
    Pages 289-335
  9. William Hersh
    Pages 337-405
  10. William Hersh
    Pages C1-C1
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 407-413

About this book


This extensively revised 4th edition comprehensively covers information retrieval from a biomedical and health perspective, providing an understanding of the theory, implementation, and evaluation of information retrieval  systems in the biomedical and health domain. It features revised chapters covering the theory, practical applications, evaluation and research directions of biomedical and health information retrieval systems. Emphasis is placed on defining where current applications and research systems are heading in a range of areas, including their use by clinicians, consumers, researchers, and others.


Information Retrieval: A Biomedical and Health Perspective provides a practically applicable guide to range of techniques for information retrieval and is ideal for use by both the trainee and experienced biomedical informatician seeking an up-to-date resource on the topic.            



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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Oregon Health & Science UniversityPortlandUSA

About the authors

William Hersh, M.D. is Professor and Chair of the Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon.  He is an internationally recognized innovator and leader in biomedical informatics research and education.              


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Information Retrieval: A Biomedical and Health Perspective
  • Authors William Hersh
  • Series Title Health Informatics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Health Informatics(formerly:Computers in Health Care)
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-47685-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-47688-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-47686-1
  • Series ISSN 1431-1917
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-3741
  • Edition Number 4
  • Number of Pages XV, 413
  • Number of Illustrations 19 b/w illustrations, 29 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Health Informatics
    Health Informatics
    Public Health
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