Workshop on health search and discovery: Helping users and advancing medicine

Ryen W. White, Elad Yom-Tov, Eric Horvitz, Eugene Agichtein, William Hersh

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Abstract

This workshop brings together researchers and practitioners from industry and academia to discuss search and discovery in the medical domain. The event focuses on ways to make medical and health information more accessible to laypeople (including enhancements to ranking algorithms and search interfaces), and how we can discover new medical facts and phenomena from information sought online, as evidenced in query streams and other sources such as social media. This domain also offers many opportunities for applications that monitor and improve quality of life of those affected by medical conditions, by providing tools to support their healthrelated information behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGIR 2013 - Proceedings of the 36th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval
Number of pages1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2 2013
Event36th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2013 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: Jul 28 2013Aug 1 2013

Publication series

NameSIGIR 2013 - Proceedings of the 36th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval

Other

Other36th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2013
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period7/28/138/1/13

Keywords

  • Data mining
  • Health seeking
  • Medical discovery
  • Social media

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Information Systems

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    White, R. W., Yom-Tov, E., Horvitz, E., Agichtein, E., & Hersh, W. (2013). Workshop on health search and discovery: Helping users and advancing medicine. In SIGIR 2013 - Proceedings of the 36th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2013 - Proceedings of the 36th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval). https://doi.org/10.1145/2484028.2484220