Semantics and the medical healthcare search

Amanda Spink, Robert M. Wolfe, Bernard J. Jansen

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Abstract

This chapter discusses issues related to semantics and the medical Web. Much health information is available on the Web, but not always effectively found by users. Studies examining various aspects of medical Web searching show that searchers' do not always use correct medical terminology. This chapter reports results from a longitudinal study of medical/health related searches using commercial Web search engine query data from 1997 to 2004.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Electronic Business
PublisherIGI Global
Pages267-279
Number of pages13
Volume2
ISBN (Print)9781591406785
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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Spink, A., Wolfe, R. M., & Jansen, B. J. (2006). Semantics and the medical healthcare search. In Advances in Electronic Business (Vol. 2, pp. 267-279). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59140-678-5.ch011