Smart-MD: Neural Paragraph Retrieval of Medical Topics
We demonstrate Smart-MD, an information retrieval system for medical professionals. The system supports topical queries in the form [disease topic], such as ["lyme disease", treatments]. In contrast to document-oriented retrieval systems, Smart-MD retrieves relevant paragraphs and reduces the reading load of a medical doctor drastically. We recognize diseases and topical aspects with a novel paragraph retrieval method based on bidirectional LSTM neural networks. We demonstrate Smart-MD on a dataset that contains 3,469 diseases from the English language part of Wikipedia and 6,876 distinct medical aspects extracted from Wikipedia headlines.
Rudolf Schneider, Sebastian Arnold, Tom Oberhauser, Tobias Klatt, Thomas Steffek, Alexander Löser:
Smart-MD: Neural Paragraph Retrieval of Medical Topics. WWW (Companion Volume) 2018: 203-206