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Assisting the User

  • William R. Hersh
Part of the Computers and Medicine book series (C+M)

Abstract

Chapters 8 and 9 focused on developing better methods to build systems, looking specifically at improved approaches for indexing and retrieval. This chapter focuses on efforts to assist the user. Four specific approaches are discussed: better organization of databases, expert assistance to the user, improved access to better indexing terms and databases, and linkage to new documents by tracing references in documents already retrieved.

Keywords

MeSH Term Semantic Network Semantic Type Information Retrieval System Unify Medical Language System 
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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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • William R. Hersh
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  1. 1.Biomedical Information Communication CenterOregon Health Sciences UniversityPortlandUSA

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