Providing Multilingual Access to Health-Related Content

AutorTill Plumbaum, Sascha Narr, Elif Eryilmaz, Frank Hopfgartner, Funda Klein-Ellinghaus, Anna Reese, and Sahin Albayrak
Quelle25th European Medical Informatics Conference (MIE 2014) 
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Finding health-related content is not an easy task. People have to know what to search for, which medical terms to use, and where to find accurate information. This task becomes even harder when people such as immigrants wish to find information in their country of residence and do not speak the national language very well. In this paper, we present a new health information system that allows users to search for health information using natural language queries composed of multiple languages. We present the technical details of the system and outline the results of a preliminary user study to demonstrate the usability of the system.