Journal article

Quantifying semantic similarity of clinical evidence in the biomedical literature to facilitate related evidence synthesis.

Hamed Hassanzadeh, Anthony Nguyen, Karin Verspoor

Journal of Biomedical Informatics | Elsevier | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Published clinical trials and high quality peer reviewed medical publications are considered as the main sources of evidence used for synthesizing systematic reviews or practicing Evidence Based Medicine (EBM). Finding all relevant published evidence for a particular medical case is a time and labour intensive task, given the breadth of the biomedical literature. Automatic quantification of conceptual relationships between key clinical evidence within and across publications, despite variations in the expression of clinically-relevant concepts, can help to facilitate synthesis of evidence. In this study, we aim to provide an approach towards expediting evidence synthesis by quanti..

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