Information Retrieval from Turkish Radiology Reports without Medical Knowledge

Hadimli K., Yondem M. T.

9th International Conference on Flexible Query Answering Systems (FQAS 2011), Ghent, Belgium, 26 - 28 October 2011, vol.7022, pp.210-220 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 7022
  • City: Ghent
  • Country: Belgium
  • Page Numbers: pp.210-220
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


It is observed that a person with no medical knowledge can still partially understand contents of Turkish radiology reports. Based on this observation, one rule based method and one data driven method for information retrieval from Turkish radiology reports are proposed. Both methods lack use of medical ontologies and medical lexicons in order to test the limits of the observation in isolation of other factors.