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Text Simplification Tools: Using Machine Learning to Discover Features that Identify Difficult Text
Found in: 2014 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
By David Kauchak,Obay Mouradi,Christopher Pentoney,Gondy Leroy
Issue Date:January 2014
pp. 2616-2625
Although providing understandable information is a critical component in healthcare, few tools exist to help clinicians identify difficult sections in text. We systematically examine sixteen features for predicting the difficulty of health texts using six ...
   
Influence of Text and Participant Characteristics on Perceived and Actual Text Difficulty
Found in: 2013 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
By Obay Mouradi,Gondy Leroy,David Kauchak,James E. Endicott
Issue Date:January 2013
pp. 2464-2473
Because patients customarily receive medical text that is difficult to understand, we are developing a simplification algorithm to support simpler writing by medical professionals. Our algorithm relies on term familiarity and automatically suggests alterna...
   
A pilot study of a predicate-based vector space model for a biomedical search engine
Found in: Bioinformatics and Biomedicine Workshop, IEEE International Conference on
By Myungjae Kwak,Gondy Leroy,Jesse D. Martinez
Issue Date:November 2011
pp. 1001-1003
A search engine that supports finding precise biomedical statements, but also complementary, and contrasting information would greatly help biomedical researchers. We propose the use of predicates in a search engine's underlying data structure to accomplis...
 
The Impact of Directionality in Predications on Text Mining
Found in: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
By Gondy Leroy, Marcelo Fiszman, Thomas C. Rindflesch
Issue Date:January 2008
pp. 228
The number of publications in biomedicine is increasing enormously each year. To help researchers digest the information in these documents, text mining tools are being developed that present co-occurrence relations between concepts. Statistical measures a...
   
A Classifier to Evaluate Language Specificity of Medical Documents
Found in: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
By Trudi Miller, Gondy Leroy, Samir Chatterjee, Jie Fan, Brian Thoms
Issue Date:January 2007
pp. 134b
Consumer health information written by health care professionals is often inaccessible to the consumers it is written for. Traditional readability formulas examine syntactic features like sentence length and number of syllables, ignoring the target audienc...
   
Reporting On-Campus Crime Online: User Intention to Use
Found in: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
By Alicia Iriberri, Gondy Leroy, Nathan Garrett
Issue Date:January 2006
pp. 82a
National surveys demonstrate that millions of crimes go unreported in the United States. Several reasons may contribute to this lack of reporting and we are investigating these potential reasons and how they may be addressed. We are developing an online sy...
   
Digital libraries on handhelds for autistic children
Found in: Digital Libraries, Joint Conference on
By John Huang, Marjorie H. Charlop-Christy, Serena Chuang, Gondy Leroy
Issue Date:June 2005
pp. 387-387
Autism is a wide spectrum developmental disorder. Its prevalence has increased enormously. Each autistic child has different needs and requires individual therapy. Information technology can help these children and their families by augmenting therapy and ...
 
Genescene: Biomedical Text And Data Mining
Found in: Digital Libraries, Joint Conference on
By Gondy Leroy, Hsinchun Chen, Jesse D. Martinez, Shauna Eggers, Ryan R. Falsey, Kerri L. Kislin, Zan Huang, Jiexun Li, Jie Xu, Daniel M. McDonald, Gavin Ng
Issue Date:May 2003
pp. 116
To access the content of digital texts efficiently, it is necessary to provide more sophisticated access than keyword based searching. Genescene provides biomedical researchers with research findings and background relations automatically extracted from te...
 
Genescene: Biomedical Text And Data Mining
Found in: Digital Libraries, Joint Conference on
By Gondy Leroy, Hsinchun Chen, Jesse D. Martinez, Shauna Eggers, Ryan R. Falsey, Kerri L. Kislin, Zan Huang, Jiexun Li, Jie Xu, Daniel M. McDonald, Gavin Ng
Issue Date:May 2003
pp. 116
To access the content of digital texts efficiently, it is necessary to provide more sophisticated access than keyword based searching. Genescene provides biomedical researchers with research findings and background relations automatically extracted from te...
 
Genescene: Biomedical Text And Data Mining
Found in: Digital Libraries, Joint Conference on
By Gondy Leroy, Hsinchun Chen, Jesse D. Martinez, Shauna Eggers, Ryan R. Falsey, Kerri L. Kislin, Zan Huang, Jiexun Li, Jie Xu, Daniel M. McDonald, Gavin Ng
Issue Date:May 2003
pp. 116
To access the content of digital texts efficiently, it is necessary to provide more sophisticated access than keyword based searching. Genescene provides biomedical researchers with research findings and background relations automatically extracted from te...
 
The Effects of Linguistic Features and Evaluation Perspective on Perceived Difficulty of Medical Text
Found in: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
By Gondy Leroy, Stephen Helmreich, James R. Cowie
Issue Date:January 2010
pp. 1-10
Millions of laypersons need more medical information than they are customarily provided during their doctor's visit. Health websites can help fill this knowledge gap, but the text is believed to be too difficult to understand for many laypersons. To help w...
   
Smart and Connected Health [Guest editors' introduction]
Found in: IEEE Intelligent Systems
By Gondy Leroy,Hsinchun Chen,Thomas C. Rindflesch
Issue Date:May 2014
pp. 2-5
Computing plays an important role in all aspects of achieving and maintaining health and well-being. Exploiting health information technology for decreasing cost and errors is increasingly supported by government and academia in the US and abroad. This spe...
   
Smart Health and Wellbeing
Found in: ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems (TMIS)
By Christopher C. Yang, Gondy Leroy, Sophia Ananiadou
Issue Date:December 2013
pp. 1-8
Healthcare informatics has drawn substantial attention in recent years. Current work on healthcare informatics is highly interdisciplinary involving methodologies from computing, engineering, information science, behavior science, management science, socia...
     
Automated crime report analysis and classification for e-government and decision support
Found in: Proceedings of the 14th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o '13)
By Chih-Hao Ku, Gondy Leroy
Issue Date:June 2013
pp. 18-27
With an increasing number of anonymous crime tips and reports being filed and digitized, it is generally difficult for crime analysts to process and analyze crime reports efficiently. We are developing a decision support system (DSS), combining Natural Lan...
     
Requirements engineering using appreciative inquiry for an online community of caregivers of children with autism
Found in: Proceedings of the 2009 ACM symposium on Applied Computing (SAC '09)
By Carol Heins Gonzales, Gianluca de Leo, Gondy Leroy
Issue Date:March 2009
pp. 1-5
Appreciative Inquiry, commonly used in organizational development, aims to build organizations, processes or systems based on success stories using a hopeful vision for an ideal future. It produces positive results with organizational change management. We...
     
Smartphones to facilitate communication and improve social skills of children with severe autism spectrum disorder: special education teachers as proxies
Found in: Proceedings of the 7th international conference on Interaction design and children (IDC '08)
By Gianluca De Leo, Gondy Leroy
Issue Date:June 2008
pp. 703-718
We present an overview of the approach we used and the challenges we encountered while designing software for smartphones to facilitate communication and improve social skills of children with severe autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We employed participator...
     
Digital libraries on handhelds for autistic children
Found in: Proceedings of the 5th ACM/IEEE-CS joint conference on Digital libraries (JCDL '05)
By Gondy Leroy, John Huang, Marjorie H. Charlop-Christy, Serena Chuang
Issue Date:June 2005
pp. 387-387
Autism is a wide spectrum developmental disorder. Its prevalence has increased enormously. Each autistic child has different needs and requires individual therapy. Information technology can help these children and their families by augmenting therapy and ...
     
MedTextus: an intelligent web-based medical meta-search system
Found in: Proceedings of the second ACM/IEEE-CS joint conference on Digital libraries (JCDL '02)
By Bin Zhu, Gondy Leroy, Hsinchun Chen, Yongchi Chen
Issue Date:July 2002
pp. 386-386
We propose to demonstrate a web-based prototype system that integrates the meta-search approach with existing information analysis and visualization technologies to facilitate concept-based searching behavior over the medical domain. The system distinguish...
     
Medical information access for the new millennium: UMLS-enhanced semantic parsing and personalized medical agent
Found in: Proceedings of the fourth ACM conference on Digital libraries (DL '99)
By Dmitri Roussinov, Gondy Leroy, Hsinchun Chen, Kristin M. Tolle, Robin Sewell, Ye Fang, Zoe Stavri
Issue Date:August 1999
pp. 252-253
This presentation focuses on the strategic design planning and vision creation process for the E-Quarium, the online complement to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. More than six months of informed investigation and analysis resulted in an ambitious redesign of t...
     
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