Providing Multilingual Access to Health-Related Content


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.

author = {Till Plumbaum AND Sascha Narr AND Elif Eryilmaz AND Frank Hopfgartner AND Funda Klein-Ellinghaus AND Anna Reese AND Sahin Albayrak},
title = {Providing Multilingual Access to Health-Related Content},
booktitle = {Proc. of the 25th European Medical Informatics Conference},
year = {2014},
pages = {1--5}
Till Plumbaum, Sascha Narr, Elif Eryilmaz, Frank Hopfgartner, Funda Klein-Ellinghaus, Anna Reese, Sahin Albayrak
25th European Medical Informatics Conference (MIE 2014)