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Norway Search Project

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The Norwegian Electronic Health Library has applied a search engine able to recognise drugs and spotlight vital information.

The Norwegian Electronic Health Library has applied a search engine able to recognise drugs and spotlight vital information.

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  • 1. Norwegian Electronic Health Library Search project TDAG Conference, January 23rd 2009 Kjell Tjensvoll, Consortium Manager and Runar Eggen Senior adviser
  • 2. About us
    • Publicly funded enterprise
    • Mission
      • E-only library
      • Free and equal access for all health personnel, health students and government agencies in Norway
    • Managed by Editor in chief
      • Not perceived as authorities representative
    TDAG, January 23rd 2009
  • 3. Our web site
    • Link portal
    • Information resources
      • 3500 medical journals
      • Bibliographic indexes
      • Decision support
      • Drug information
      • Laws and regulations
      • Guidelines
      • More
    • Not user friendly
      • Multiple interfaces
      • Time consuming
      • Hidden content
      • Difficult to find clinically relevant information
    • “ If you can’t find it, it’s not there”
    TDAG, January 23rd 2009
  • 4. Solution
    • Single search interface
    • Tailored for health professionals
    • Technology?
      • Federated search
      • Enterprise search
      • Both
    TDAG, January 23rd 2009
  • 5. Why Vivisimo?
    • Tender process
      • 11 contenders
      • 3 finalists
    • The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria
      • Out of the box functionality
      • Technology
      • Admin interface
      • Rapid deployment
      • Price
    TDAG, January 23rd 2009
  • 6. Search delimiters
    • What
    • Bundles (data sets)
    • Language
    • Information type
    • Source
    • Topic
    • Vivisimo clusters
    • Norwegian/English dictionary
    • Why
    • Situation based search results
    • Language is a major barrier when making a query
    • Decreasing bias by encouraging users to filter search results
    TDAG, January 23rd 2009
  • 7. What does the search contain?
    • Not only our own site
    • External resources
    • Crawled and federated sources
    • Not a library system
      • Lots of metadata were already in a CMS
      • Automatic indexing cheaper and faster
      • Access to password protected sources
    TDAG, January 23rd 2009
  • 8. Quality and precision issues
    • Our users:
      • Health professionals
    • Relevance and precision:
      • VITAL
    • All websites are different
    • Poorly structured sites difficult to crawl
    TDAG, January 23rd 2009
  • 9. Long distance relationship
    • Helsebiblioteket & Vivisimo – an ocean apart
    • Google Docs used for all crawl descriptions
    • Weekly phone meetings
    TDAG, January 23rd 2009
  • 10. Achieved
    • General search that finds stuff
      • In our website
      • Subscribed resources
      • Open Access sources
    • Automatic translation
    • Special searches
      • Poisoning
      • Guidelines
      • Drug spotlight
    TDAG, January 23rd 2009
  • 11. General search: translation of search terms
    • Translation Norwegian-English, later Swedish & Danish
    TDAG, January 23rd 2009
  • 12. Special search: Poisoning
    • Hits related to poisoning only
  • 13. Drug spotlight TDAG, January 23rd 2009
  • 14. If only there were standards for...
    • Drug information
    • Health information
    • Journal publishing
    • Bibliographic databases
    TDAG, January 23rd 2009
  • 15. The future …
    • Crawl more information
    • More spotlighting
    • Web 2.0
      • Share search notes
      • Share search results
      • Voting
      • more
    • Desktop search bar
    • Search generated content pages
    • Research
      • Usability
      • Effect on clinical practice
    • Subscribe to specific search using RSS
    • Expert searches
    TDAG, January 23rd 2009
  • 16. THANK YOU!
    • [email_address]
    • [email_address]
    http://www.slideshare.net/helsebiblioteket TDAG, January 23rd 2009