EmSe: Initial Evaluation of a Child-friendly Medical Search System


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Eickhoff, Carsten and Azzopardi, Leif and Hiemstra, Djoerd and Jong de, Franciska and Vries de, Arjen and Dowie, Doug and Duarte, Sergio and Glassey, Richard and Gyllstrom, Karl and Kruisinga, Frea and Marshall, Kelly and Moens, Sien and Polajnar, Tamara and Sluis van der, Frans (2012) EmSe: Initial Evaluation of a Child-friendly Medical Search System. In: 4th Information Interaction in Context Symposium, IIIX 2012, 21-24 August 2012, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

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Abstract:When undergoing medical treatment in combination with extended stays in hospitals, children have been frequently found to develop an interest in their condition and the course of treatment. PuppyIR A natural means of searching for related information would be to use a web search engine. The medical domain, however, imposes several key challenges on young and inexperienced searchers, such as difficult terminology, potentially frightening topics or non-objective information offered by lobbyists or pharmaceutical companies. To address these problems, we present the design and usability study of EmSe, a search service for children in a hospital environment.
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/81535
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2362724.2362775
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