Providing Multilingual Access to Health-Oriented Content

Plumbaum, T., Narr, S., Eryilmaz, E., Hopfgartner, F. , Klein-Ellinghaus, F., Riese, A. and Albayrak, S. (2014) Providing Multilingual Access to Health-Oriented Content. In: MIE'14: Proceedings of the 25th European Medical Informatics Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 31 Aug - 03 Sep 2014, pp. 393-397.

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Finding health-related content is not an easy task. People have to know what to search for, which medical terms to use, and where to find accurate information. This task becomes even harder when people such as immigrants wish to find information in their country of residence and do not speak the national language very well. In this paper, we present a new health information system that allows users to search for health information using natural language queries composed of multiple languages. We present the technical details of the system and outline the results of a preliminary user study to demonstrate the usability of the system.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hopfgartner, Dr Frank
Authors: Plumbaum, T., Narr, S., Eryilmaz, E., Hopfgartner, F., Klein-Ellinghaus, F., Riese, A., and Albayrak, S.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Information Studies
Publisher:IOS Press
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 European Federation for Medical Informatics and IOS Press
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