Visual Exploration of Health Information for Children

Frans van der Sluis, Sergio Duarte Torres, Djoerd Hiemstra, Elisabeth M.A.G. van Dijk, Frea Kruisinga

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Children experience several difficulties retrieving information using current Information Retrieval (IR) systems. Particularly, children struggle to find the right keywords to construct queries given their lack of domain knowledge. This problem is even more critical in the case of the specialized health domain. In this work we present a novel method to address this problem using a cross-media search interface in which the textual data is searched through visual images. This solution aims to solve the recall and recognition problem which is salient for health information, by replacing the need for a vocabulary with the easy task of recognising the different body parts.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 33rd European Conference on IR Research (ECIR 2011)
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-20160-8
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011
Event33rd European Conference on Information Retrieval, ECIR 2011: (IR Resarch) - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 18 Apr 201121 Apr 2011
Conference number: 33

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Verlag
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference33rd European Conference on Information Retrieval, ECIR 2011
Abbreviated titleECIR


  • METIS-284948
  • EWI-21131
  • IR-79129

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