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A Study on the Use of Search Engines for Answering Clinical Andreea Tutos1 Diego Molla2
 

Summary: A Study on the Use of Search Engines for Answering Clinical
Questions
Andreea Tutos1 Diego Moll´a2
Department of Computing, Faculty of Science
Macquarie University,
Sydney, NSW 2109
1
Email: andreea.tutos@students.mq.edu.au
2
Email: diego.molla-aliod@mq.edu.au
Abstract
This paper describes an evaluation of the answerabil-
ity of a set of clinical questions posed by physicians.
The clinical questions belong to two categories of
the five-leaf high-level hierarchical Evidence Taxon-
omy created by Ely and his colleagues: Intervention
and Non Intervention. The questions are passed to
two search engines (PubMed, Google), two question-
answering systems (MedQA, Answers.com's Brain-
Boost), and a dictionary (OneLook) for locating the

  

Source: Aliod, Diego Mollá - Department of Computing, Macquarie University

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences