Visual Exploration of Health Information for Children


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Sluis, Frans van der and Duarte Torres, Sergio and Hiemstra, Djoerd and Dijk, Betsy van and Kruisinga, Frea (2011) Visual Exploration of Health Information for Children. In: Advances in Information Retrieval, Proceedings of the 33rd European Conference on IR Research (ECIR 2011), 18-21 April 2011, Dublin, Ireland (pp. pp. 788-792).

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Abstract:Children experience several difficulties retrieving information using current Information Retrieval (IR) systems. Particularly, children struggle to find the right keywords to construct queries given their lack of domain knowledge. This problem is even more critical in the case of the specialized health domain. In this work we present a novel method to address this problem using a cross-media search interface in which the textual data is searched through visual images. This solution aims to solve the recall and recognition problem which is salient for health information, by replacing the need for a vocabulary with the easy task of recognising the different body parts.
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Copyright:© 2011 Springer
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Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/79129
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-20161-5_95
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