Information Retrieval from Turkish Radiology Reports without Medical Knowledge

  • Kerem Hadımlı
  • Meltem Turhan Yöndem
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7022)


It is observed that a person with no medical knowledge can still partially understand contents of Turkish radiology reports. Based on this observation, one rule based method and one data driven method for information retrieval from Turkish radiology reports are proposed. Both methods lack use of medical ontologies and medical lexicons in order to test the limits of the observation in isolation of other factors.


Information Retrieval Baseline Algorithm Rule Base Method Input Sentence Query String 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kerem Hadımlı
    • 1
  • Meltem Turhan Yöndem
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Computer EngineeringMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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