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From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 17:51:12 -0500
Message-Id: <DDFB3DE4-162D-4670-9F32-5658C5D110A4@gmail.com>
To: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org

Just ran in to this while poking around in Pubmed. Anybody know about  
it, and care to comment about it's relevance to our work?


A first look at HealthCyberMap medical semantic subject search engine.

Boulos MN.
School for Health, University of Bath, UK. M.N.K.Boulos@bath.ac.uk

HealthCyberMap (http://healthcybermap.semanticweb.org) is a Semantic  
Web project that aims at mapping selected parts of health information  
resources in cyberspace in novel semantic ways to improve their  
retrieval and navigation. This paper describes HealthCyberMap  
semantic subject search engine methodology and early prototype which  
attempt to overcome the limitations of conventional free text search  
engines. Explicit concepts in resource metadata map onto a brokering  
domain ontology (a clinical terminology or classification) allowing a  
Semantic Web search engine to infer implicit meanings (synonyms and  
semantic relationships) not directly mentioned in either the resource  
or its metadata. Similarly, user queries would map to the same  
ontology allowing the search engine to infer the implicit semantics  
of user queries and use them to optimise retrieval. Related issues of  
metadata, clinical terminologies and automatic vs. manual indexing of  
medical Web resources are also discussed, together with future  
methodological directions, which include the use of a true  
terminology server as an intelligent broker between user queries and  
HealthCyberMap pool of resource metadata. A comparative evaluation of  
the new engine based on relevance metrics is also proposed

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