Maintaining a catalog of manually-indexed, clinically-oriented World Wide Web content.

W. Hersh, A. Ball, B. Day, M. Masterson, L. Zhang, L. Sacherek

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With no quality controls and a highly distributed means of posting information, finding high-quality, clinically-oriented content on the World Wide Web can be difficult. Maintaining a catalog of such information can be equally challenging. CliniWeb is a catalog of quality-filtered and clinically-oriented content on the Web designed to enhance access to such information. This paper describes a group of semi-automated tools have been developed to maintain the CliniWeb database. One allows easier identification of content by utilizing Web crawling techniques from high-level pages. Another allows easier selection of content for inclusion and its indexing. A final one checks links to help keep the database current. These are augmented by general plans to adopt more detailed metadata and linkages into the medical literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)790-794
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings / AMIA ... Annual Symposium. AMIA Symposium
StatePublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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