Application of a bilingual faceted terminological system for specialized information retrieval

Gómez-Sánchez, Alicia-Fátima Application of a bilingual faceted terminological system for specialized information retrieval., 2009 . In ISKO UK Conference. "Content Architecture: Exploiting and Managing Diverse Resources", London, 22-23 June 2009. [Conference poster]


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The central aim of this poster is to describe the development of a virtual resources library with specialized contents on the field of cardiovascular diseases, organized according to a faceted organisation of categories. We understand facets as the classes of the different categories of one specific subject field. The information of our e-library is classified following two main different criteria: On one hand depending on the subject(s) of the documents, ordered by an onomasiological structure. For instance, we sorted the cardiovascular diseases into more specific subfields like cardiovascular abnormalities (vascular malformations, heart defects, etc.); heart diseases (arhythmias, heart failure, heart neoplasms, etc.); vascular diseases (hypertension, stroke, etc.). On the other hand we take into consideration the characteristics and attributes of the more usual information in the biomedical areas. The classification was made depending on the form, the structure or the type of content of the document and we had classes like reference documents (atlas, books, clinical practice guidelines, databases, dictionaries and glossaries, etc.); information about congresses and other meetings; health and medical portals or associations. In addition, all the different categories and classes (subjects as well as document types) have been labelled in two languages, Spanish and English, to allow the recovery of the information no matter which language is used. Without a doubt one of the most important aspects for the quality of information resources is the accuracy of the retrieval of the contents, avoiding the silence and the documental noise and more precisely the faceted classification methodology gives us the possibility to deal with more than one category and so increasing the relevancy of the search results.

Item type: Conference poster
Keywords: Medical Information. Knowledge Organization. Information Retrieval.
Subjects: D. Libraries as physical collections. > DK. Health libraries, Medical libraries.
I. Information treatment for information services > ID. Knowledge representation.
J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum.
Depositing user: Dr Alicia-Fátima Gómez-Sánchez
Date deposited: 21 Feb 2012
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:21


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