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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/4581

Title: Some Benchmark Searches for Testing Search Capabilities and Medical Coverage of Internet Discovery Tools
Authors: Johnson, E Diane
Keywords: Review
Information Storage and Retrieval
Search Engines
Issue Date: 27-Sep-2000
Publisher: Gunther Eysenbach; Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, Toronto, Canada
Citation: E Diane Johnson. Some Benchmark Searches for Testing Search Capabilities and Medical Coverage of Internet Discovery Tools. J Med Internet Res 2000;2(3):e19 <URL: http://www.jmir.org/2000/3/e19/>
Abstract: [This item is a preserved copy and is not necessarily the most recent version. To view the current item, visit http://www.jmir.org/2000/3/e19/ ] The past few years have seen a proliferation of search engines for the World Wide Web (WWW), as well as a growing number of specialized subject directories geared to the needs of health care professionals. Yet documentation on scope, coverage, and search features is often uneven at best; and even documented search features may not perform as advertised. This paper will present a group of sample searches to assist users in gauging database size, determining default search operators, and testing for the presence of advanced search features such as case sensitivity, stemming, and concept mapping for medical topics on English-language web sites.
Description: Reviewer: Adelhard, Klaus
Reviewer: Appleyard, Richard
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/4581
ISSN: 1438-8871
Other Identifiers: doi:10.2196/jmir.2.3.e19
Rights: Copyright (cc) Retained by author(s) under a Creative Commons License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
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