Production and evaluation of (multimodal) answers to medical questions

C.M.J. van Hooijdonk, E. Krahmer, A. Maes, Mariet Theune, W.E. Bosma

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    Abstract

    This paper describes two experiments carried out to investigate the production and evaluation of multimodal answer presentations in the context of a medical question answering system. In a production experiment participants had to produce answers to different types of questions. The results show that about one in four produced answers using multiple media. In an evaluation experiment, users had to evaluate different types of multimodal answer presentations. Answers with an informative visual were evaluated as more informative and more attractive than answers with a mere illustrative visual.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the EARLI SIG2 2008 Conference Exploiting the Opportunities: learning with Textual, Graphical and Multimodal Representations
    EditorsA. Maes, S. Ainsworth
    PublisherEARLI Special Interest Group Text and Graphics
    Pages72-76
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)978-90-74029-33-9
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008

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    PublisherEARLI Special Interest Group Text and Graphics
    NumberDTR08-9

    Keywords

    • METIS-251119
    • IR-64908
    • EWI-13178

    Cite this

    van Hooijdonk, C. M. J., Krahmer, E., Maes, A., Theune, M., & Bosma, W. E. (2008). Production and evaluation of (multimodal) answers to medical questions. In A. Maes, & S. Ainsworth (Eds.), Proceedings of the EARLI SIG2 2008 Conference Exploiting the Opportunities: learning with Textual, Graphical and Multimodal Representations (pp. 72-76). EARLI Special Interest Group Text and Graphics.