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1 Khresmoi – Towards improved medical information access Allan Hanbury Vienna University of Technology, Austria

2 Health information search today Knowledge is produced increasingly quickly Medical literature has an explosion in publications Not all clinicians have access to new information with the same speed Clinicians search for information frequently Physicians have an unmet information need for 2 of every 3 patients seen [3] PubMed search takes long (30+ minutes instead of 5 available) [4, 5] Imaging and other exams create information overload The general public also searches for health information Could lead to cyberchondria 2

3 The Google problem 3 P. López-Jornet, F. Camacho-Alonso, The quality of Internet sites providing information relating to oral cancer, Oral Oncology, 2009.

4 The PubMed problem

5 The Radiology problem 5 ~100 GB new images per day

6 Khresmoi aims to build A multilingual, multimodal search and access system for biomedical information and documents Data from many sources Multi-dimensional medical images (2D, 3D, 4D) Improved search capabilities through natural language processing, information extraction, supervised and unsupervised categorization, linking text to knowledge base facts, … Trustable results at a level of understanding adapted to the users 6

7 Journals Websites Books Images Information Answers Language Resources Semantic Data Queries Questions

8 Journals Websites Books Images Information Answers Language Resources Semantic Data Users General Public Radiologists Medical Doctors Queries Questions

9 Open Source Components 9 GATE – information extraction Mimir – search ezDL – user interfaces GIFT – visual retrieval MOSES – machine translation …

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11 Khresmoi Consortium 11


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