About this book
There continue to be enormous changes and advancements in the indexing and retrieval of online health information, fueled by the growth of the Internet and World Wide Web. This has enabled the field of information retrieval, also known as search, to have substantial impact on diverse types of information in areas from consumer health to clinical medicine to genomics.
Totally rewritten, this new edition of Information Retrieval: A Health and Biomedical Perspective provides an overview of the theory, practical applications, evaluation, and research directions of all aspects of health and biomedical information retrieval systems. The book is organized into three sections covering basic principles, state of the art systems, and research directions. The book demystifies the jargon and defines where current applications and research systems are heading the field in areas such as digital libraries, linkage to electronic health records, and text mining systems.
This book details the technical state-of-the-art and research results in health and biomedical information retrieval. The increasing importance of health information retrieval makes the book an invaluable tool for those involved in this area, such as medical informaticians, computer scientists, library/information scientists, IT developers, and leaders of hospitals, companies, and universities.
- Book Title Information Retrieval
- Book Subtitle A Health and Biomedical Perspective
- Series Title Health Informatics
- Series Abbreviated Title Health Informatics(formerly:Computers in Health Care)
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-78703-9
- Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2009
- Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
- eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-78702-2
- Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-2697-5
- eBook ISBN 978-0-387-78703-9
- Series ISSN 1431-1917
- Edition Number 3
- Number of Pages XVIII, 486
- Number of Illustrations 27 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour
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From the reviews of the third edition:
"The author traces the background of information retrieval in the health sciences, the most effective methods of retrieval, and research in the field. … The book has two audiences, information specialists and practitioners, and shows both the most effective ways of doing research. … this is a needed update, to bring both information specialists and researchers the latest in the best research techniques." (Mary J. Jarvis, Doody’s Review Service, February, 2009)“Hersh’s book offers engaging content on a domain specific application of search from an Information Science perspective. This book will no doubt help Computer Science students studying IR realise the importance of capturing user information needs in a field that primarily focuses on system engineering considerations. For more experienced IR readers … this book is essential reading. … I would recommend this book to IR researchers, including those who aren’t working on biomedical IR.” (Nicola Stokes, Information Retrieval, Vol. 13, 2010)