Considering subjects and scenarios in large-scale user-centered evaluation of a multilingual multimodal medical search system
Kelly, Liadh and Goeuriot, Lorraine and Jones, Gareth J.F. (2012) Considering subjects and scenarios in large-scale user-centered evaluation of a multilingual multimodal medical search system. In: CLEF 2012 Workshop on Cross-Language Evaluation of Methods, Applications, and Resources for eHealth Document Analysis (CLEFeHealth2012), 17-20 Sept 2012, Rome, Italy.
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Medical search applications can be required to service the differing information needs of multiple classes of users with varying medical knowledge levels, and language skills, as well as varying querying behaviours. The precise nature of these users' needs has to be understood to develop effective applications. Evaluation of developed search applications requires creation of holistic user-centred evaluation approaches which allow for comprehensive evaluation while being mindful of the diversity of users.
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