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.

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Norway Search Project

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

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