A knowledge based method for the medical question answering problem

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Title: A knowledge based method for the medical question answering problem
Authors: Muñoz Terol, Rafael | Martínez-Barco, Patricio | Palomar, Manuel
Research Group/s: Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural y Sistemas de Información
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos
Keywords: Bioinformatics | Biomedical | Text mining | Medicine | Medinformatics | Question answering framework | Medical question taxonomies
Knowledge Area: Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos
Date Created: 16-Mar-2006
Issue Date: Oct-2007
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: MUÑOZ TEROL, Rafael; MARTÍNEZ BARCO, Patricio; PALOMAR SANZ, Manuel. "A knowledge based method for the medical question answering problem". Computers in Biology and Medicine. Vol. 37, Issue 10 (Oct. 2007). ISSN 0010-4825, pp. 1511-1521
Abstract: In this paper, a restricted domain question answering (QA) system is described. The design architecture of this QA system and the features that allow the adaptation of the QA system to the medical domain are also presented. The advantages of this QA system include the simple process of defining the question taxonomy answered by the system as well as the possibility of locally or remotely managed document collections. The main computing methods of the QA system are based on the application of natural language processing (NLP) techniques to infer the logic forms and on the treatment of the logic forms. The knowledge of the system is acquired through the use of two different resources: Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) to handle the medical terminology and WordNet to manage the open-domain terminology.
Sponsor: This work has been partially funded by the Spanish Government funder project CICyT number TIN2006-15265-C06-0 and PROFIT number PI051438, by the European Union under project number FP6-IST-2005-33860 and by the Valencia Government under project number GV06/028.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/4511
ISSN: 0010-4825
DOI: 10.1016/j.compbiomed.2007.01.013
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compbiomed.2007.01.013
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