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Text analysis tools for information retrieval

Topic category Searching and information retrieval
Date and Location
Date: 
Saturday 22 October 2011 - 14:00 - 15:30
Location: 
Methods Group
Methods Group: 
None
Contact person
Contact person: 
Elke Hausner (Contact this person)
Facilitators
First nameLast nameAffiliation and Country
First name: 
Elke
Last name: 
Hausner
Affiliation and Country: 
IQWiG, Germany
First name: 
Julie
Last name: 
Glanville
Affiliation and Country: 
York Health Economics Consortium Ltd., UK
First name: 
Siw
Last name: 
Waffenschmidt
Affiliation and Country: 
IQWiG, Germany
Other contributors
First nameLast nameAffiliation and Country
First name: 
Raechel
Last name: 
Damarell
Affiliation and Country: 
Flinders Medical Centre, Australia
First name: 
Jennifer
Last name: 
Tieman
Affiliation and Country: 
Flinders Medical Centre, Australia
First name: 
Nancy
Last name: 
Wilczynski
Affiliation and Country: 
McMaster University, Canada
Target audience
Target audience: 
information specialists
Is your workshop restricted to a specific audience or open to all Colloquium participants?: 
Open
Level of knowledge required: 
Intermediate
Type of workshop
Type of workshop: 
Discussion
Abstract text
Abstract: 
Objectives
The main objectives are to present for different text analysis tools:
-the design and handling of the tools for information retrieval
-their advantages and limitations in terms of features such as data entry, random record selection etc.
-features which are typically not available and would prove helpful for future versions (e.g., proximity operators, analysing free text and MeSH terms together)

Description
In the development of search filters, information specialists and researchers regularly apply text analysis tools to a set of relevant citations to identify terms which are most likely to identify those citations economically. The aim of our workshop is to present software tools used by different institutions to identify candidate terms.

In addition to discussions relevant to the main objectives of the workshop, we will talk about the use and application of the text analysis tools in the different institutions participating in the workshop (e.g., search filter development, routine development of search strategies).

Enough time will be given to discuss the future of text analysis tools and the need for and usefulness of further international collaboration. The workshop is intended for information specialists with a specific interest in the development and calibration of search filters or search strategies.