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HONselect: multilingual assistant search engine operated by a concept-based interface system to decentralized heterogeneous sources.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11604753     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Any new user to the Internet will think that to retrieve the relevant document is an easy task especially with the wealth of sources available on this medium, but this is not the case. Even experienced users have difficulty formulating the right query for making the most of a search tool in order to efficiently obtain an accurate result. The goal of this work is to reduce the time and the energy necessary in searching and locating medical and health information. To reach this goal we have developed HONselect [1]. The aim of HONselect is not only to improve efficiency in retrieving documents but to respond to an increased need for obtaining a selection of relevant and accurate documents from a breadth of various knowledge databases including scientific bibliographical references, clinical trials, daily news, multimedia illustrations, conferences, forum, Web sites, clinical cases, and others. The authors based their approach on the knowledge representation using the National Library of Medicine's Medical Subject Headings (NLM, MeSH) vocabulary and classification [2,3]. The innovation is to propose a multilingual "one-stop searching" (one Web interface to databases currently in English, French and German) with full navigational and connectivity capabilities. The user may choose from a given selection of related terms the one that best suit his search, navigate in the term's hierarchical tree, and access directly to a selection of documents from high quality knowledge suppliers such as the MEDLINE database, the NLM's server, the NewsPage's daily news, the HON's media gallery, conference listings and MedHunt's Web sites [4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]. HONselect, developed by HON, a non-profit organisation [10], is a free online available multilingual tool based on the MeSH thesaurus to index, select, retrieve and display accurate, up to date, high-level and quality documents.
C Boyer; V Baujard; J R Scherrer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Studies in health technology and informatics     Volume:  84     ISSN:  0926-9630     ISO Abbreviation:  Stud Health Technol Inform     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-10-17     Completed Date:  2002-01-08     Revised Date:  2008-07-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9214582     Medline TA:  Stud Health Technol Inform     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  309-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Health On the Net Foundation (HON), Geneva University Hospital-DIM, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Databases, Bibliographic
Information Storage and Retrieval / methods*
National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
Subject Headings*
United States

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