JASIST special issue on biomedical information retrieval Academic Article uri icon


  • Information Retrieval (IR) and text analytics in the biomedical and healthcare domain has been attracting an abundant amount of research in the past decades. Similar to other domains, the main purpose used to be accurate retrieval of documents. However, in recent years, with the increased access to Electronic Health Records (EHRs), the interests and tasks are expanding (Hersh 2002). Retrieval of biomedical literature always had its unique methods due to the rich knowledge bases, such as the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS), Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), and the Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine (SNOMED) that enable the indexing of documents into concepts, for various purposes, such as retrieval (Hersh & Greens, 1989; Hersh & Hickam, 1992, 1993; Moskovitch et al., 2004; Lin & Demner-Fushman, 2006) and more (Moskovitch et al., 2006 …

publication date

  • October 23, 2017