Journal article

Comparison and combination of several MeSH indexing approaches.

Antonio Jose Jimeno Yepes, James G Mork, Dina Demner-Fushman, Alan R Aronson

AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings | Published : 2013

Abstract

MeSH indexing of MEDLINE is becoming a more difficult task for the group of highly qualified indexing staff at the US National Library of Medicine, due to the large yearly growth of MEDLINE and the increasing size of MeSH. Since 2002, this task has been assisted by the Medical Text Indexer or MTI program. We extend previous machine learning analysis by adding a more diverse set of MeSH headings targeting examples where MTI has been shown to perform poorly. Machine learning algorithms exceed MTI's performance on MeSH headings that are used very frequently and headings for which the indexing frequency is very low. We find that when we combine the MTI suggestions and the prediction of the learn..

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