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AuthorHersh, William R. author
TitleInformation Retrieval: A Health Care Perspective [electronic resource] / by William R. Hersh
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 1996
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Descript XVI, 320 p. 17 illus. online resource


As the health care industry becomes increasingly dependent on electronic information, the need for sophisticated information retrieval systems and for knowledgeable people to design, purchase, and use them also increases. Although a number of books have been devoted to the mechanics of on-line searching and the structure of general retrieval systems, no book has addressed the specific needs and concerns of health care information retrieval systems. Dr. Hersh's book fills that gap


I. Basic Concepts -- 1. Terms, Models, and Resources -- 2. Health Information -- 3. System Evaluation -- II. State of the Art -- 4. Databases -- 5. Indexing -- 6. Retrieval -- 7. Evaluation -- III. Research Directions -- 8. Word-Statistical Systems -- 9. Linguistic Systems -- 10. Assisting the User -- IV. Special Topics -- 11. The Clinical Narrative -- 12. Hypertext and Hypermedia -- 13. The Internet -- Appendix 1: Ten Sample Documents to Illustrate Indexing and Retrieval -- Appendix 2: Inverted File of Words from Documents of Appendix 1 -- Appendix 3: Document Vectors from Documents of Appendix 1 with Weighting Measures -- Appendix 4: Inverted File of MeSH Terms from Documents of Appendix 1 with Term Frequency and Postings -- References

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