Book Chapter

Using biomedical terminological resources for information retrieval

P Pezik, A Jimeno Yepes, D Rebholz-Schuhmann

Information Retrieval in Biomedicine: Natural Language Processing for Knowledge Integration | Published : 2009


The present chapter discusses the use of terminological resources for Information Retrieval in the biomedical domain. The authors first introduce a number of example resources which can be used to compile terminologies for biomedical IR and explain some of the common problems with such resources including redundancy, term ambiguity, and insufficient coverage of concepts and incomplete Semantic organization of such resources for text mining purposes. They also discuss some techniques used to address each of these deficiencies, such as static polysemy detection as well as adding terms and linguistic annotation from the running text. In the second part of the chapter, the authors show how query..

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