Capturing and Relating Multilingual Clinical Cases

Capturing and Relating Multilingual Clinical Cases

Author Bulcão Neto, Renato de Freitas Google Scholar
Guerrero, Jose Antonio Camacho Google Scholar
Schor, Paulo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Lopes, Alessandra Stanquini Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Dutra, Marcio Branquinho Google Scholar
Macedo, Alessandra Alaniz Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Recent studies reveal that the Internet use has grown tremendously in the past few years, most rapidly in non-English-speaking regions. However, this scenario creates a demand for innovative information retrieval services to better support a world wide community. This paper presents the MedLink linking service, which automatically identifies semantic relationships among multilingual clinical cases and makes them available to users as hyperlinks. As a proof of concept, we also present an experiment relating multilingual clinical cases in Ophthalmology, where the relationships created by MedLink were qualitatively analyzed by a Faculty with strong Ophthalmology background. Analysis results are described in terms of the completeness and the fidelity of the relationships created, which can be most useful in a globalized world for several purposes including research, teaching, and presurgical decision making.
Keywords Cross-language Information Retrieval
Semantic Relationships
Multilingual Web
Medical Informatics
Language English
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
Grant number CNPq: 557976/2008-1
CNPq: 481402/2011-0
FAPESP: 03/07968-9
FAPESP: 04/12477-7
FAPESP: 05/60729-8
FAPESP: 05/60038-5
FAPESP: 06/58984-2
Date 2014-01-01
Published in Journal Of Universal Computer Science. Graz: Graz Univ Technolgoy, Inst Information Systems Computer Media-iicm, v. 20, n. 9, p. 1154-1173, 2014.
ISSN 0948-695X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Graz Univ Technolgoy, Inst Information Systems Computer Media-iicm
Extent 1282-1286
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000344576300002

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