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Ponencias en congresos:
Evaluating Wikipedia as a Source of Information for Disease Understanding (GII-GRIN-SCIE (GGS) Conference Rating: B)
Año:2019
Áreas de investigación
  • Ciencias naturales y ciencias de la salud,
  • Ingenierías
Datos
Descripción
The increasing availability of biological data is improving our understanding of diseases and providing new insight into their underlying relationships. Thanks to the improvements on both text mining techniques and computational capacity, the combination of biological data with semantic information obtained from medical publications has proven to be a very promising path. However, the limitations in the access to these data and their lack of structure pose challenges to this approach. In this document we propose the use of Wikipedia - the free online encyclopedia - as a source of accessible textual information for disease understanding research. To check its validity, we compare its performance in the determination of relationships between diseases with that of PubMed, one of the most consulted data sources of medical texts. The obtained results suggest that the information extracted from Wikipedia is as relevant as that obtained from PubMed abstracts (i.e. the free access portion of its articles), although further research is proposed to verify its reliability for medical studies.
Internacional
Si
Nombre congreso
2018 IEEE 31st International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS)
Tipo de participación
960
Lugar del congreso
Revisores
Si
ISBN o ISSN
2372-9198
DOI
10.1109/CBMS.2018.00076
Fecha inicio congreso
18/06/2018
Fecha fin congreso
21/06/2018
Desde la página
399
Hasta la página
404
Título de las actas
Proceedings of the International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems
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Participantes
  • Autor: Eduardo Pantaleón García Del Valle (UPM)
  • Autor: Gerardo Lagunes García (UPM)
  • Autor: Alejandro Rodriguez Gonzalez (UPM)
  • Autor: Massimiliano Zanin Zanin (UPM)
  • Autor: Ernestina Menasalvas Ruiz (UPM)
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  • Creador: Departamento: Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingeniería de Software
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