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Multiple Terminologies in a Health Portal: Automatic Indexing and Information Retrieval

  • Stéfan J. Darmoni
  • Suzanne Pereira
  • Saoussen Sakji
  • Tayeb Merabti
  • Élise Prieur
  • Michel Joubert
  • Benoit Thirion
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5651)

Abstract

Background: In the specific context of developing quality-controlled health gateways, several standards must be respected (e.g. Dublin Core for metadata element set; thesaurus MeSH as the controlled vocabulary to index Internet resources; HON code to accredit quality of health Web sites). These standards were applied to create the CISMeF Web site (French acronym for Catalog & Index of Health Internet resources in French). Objective: In this work, the strategic shift of the CISMeF team is intended to index and retrieve French resources not anymore with a single terminology (MeSH thesaurus) but with the main health terminologies available in French (ICD 10, SNOMED International, CCAM, ATC). Methods & Results: Since 2005, we have developed the French Multi-Terminology Indexer (F-MTI), using a multi-terminology approach and mappings between health terminologies. This tool is used for automatic indexing and information retrieval. Conclusion: Since the last quarter of 2008, F-MTI is daily used in the CISMeF production environment and is connected to a French Health Multi-Terminology Server.

Keywords

Information Retrieval Query Term Automatic Indexing Health Portal MeSH Descriptor 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stéfan J. Darmoni
    • 1
  • Suzanne Pereira
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Saoussen Sakji
    • 1
  • Tayeb Merabti
    • 1
  • Élise Prieur
    • 1
  • Michel Joubert
    • 2
  • Benoit Thirion
    • 1
  1. 1.CISMeF, LITIS EA 4108University of RouenNormandyFrance
  2. 2.LERTIMMarseille Medical UniversityFrance
  3. 3.VIDALIssy les MoulineauxFrance

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