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Provision of tailored health information for patient empowerment: an initial study

Alfano, Marco orcid logoORCID: 0000-0001-7200-9547, Lenzitti, Biagio orcid logoORCID: 0000-0003-2664-7788, Taibi, Davide orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-0785-6771 and Helfert, Markus orcid logoORCID: 0000-0001-6546-6408 (2019) Provision of tailored health information for patient empowerment: an initial study. In: 20th International Conference on Computer Systems and Technologies (CompSysTech'19), 21 - 22 June 2019, Ruse, Bulgaria. ISBN 978-1-4503-7149- 0

Search of “right” health information by patients/citizens is an important step towards their empowerment. The number of health information seekers on the Internet is steadily increasing over the years so it is crucial to understand their information needs and the challenges they face during the search process. However, generic search engines do not make any distinction among the users and overload them with the amount of information. Moreover, specific search engines/sites mostly work on medical literature and are built by hand. This paper analyses the possibility of providing the user with tailored web information by exploiting the web semantic capabilities and, in particular, those of schema.org and its healthlifesci extension. After presenting a short review of the main user requirements when searching for health information on the Internet, an analysis of schema.org and its health-lifesci extension is shown to understand the main properties and semantic capabilities in the health/medical domain. Finally, an initial mapping among user requirements and schema.org elements is presented in order to provide expert and non-expert user categories with web pages that satisfy their specific requirements.
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:Patient Empowerment; Health Information Seeking; User Requirements; Structured Data on the Web; schema.org
Subjects:Computer Science > Information retrieval
Computer Science > World Wide Web
Medical Sciences > Health
Social Sciences > Educational technology
DCU Faculties and Centres:UNSPECIFIED
Published in: Vassilev, Tzvetomir and Smrikarov, Angel, (eds.) Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computer Systems and Technologies. . Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). ISBN 978-1-4503-7149- 0
Publisher:Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1234567890
Copyright Information:© 2019 The Authors
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 754489, Science Foundation Ireland grant 13/RC/2094 with a co-fund of the European Regional Development Fund through the Southern & Eastern Regional Operational Programme to Lero - the Irish Software Research Centre
ID Code:23514
Deposited On:01 Jul 2019 11:45 by Marco Alfano . Last Modified 17 Dec 2019 11:55

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