HealthQA: A Chinese QA summary system for smart health

Yanshen Yin, Yong Zhang, Xiao Liu, Yan Zhang, Chunxiao Xing, Hsinchun Chen

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Abstract

Although online health expert QA services can provide high quality information for health consumers, there is no Chinese question answering system built on knowledge from existing expert answers, leading to duplicated efforts of medical experts and reduced efficiency. To address this issue, we develop a Chinese QA system for smart health (HealthQA), which provides timely, automatic and valuable QA service. Our HealthQA collects diabetes expert question answer data from three major QA websites in China. We develop a hierarchical clustering method to group similar questions and answers, an extended similarity evaluation algorithm for retrieving relevant answers and a ranking based summarization for representing the answer. ROUGE and manual tests show that our system significantly outperforms the search engine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages51-62
Number of pages12
Volume8549 LNCS
ISBN (Print)9783319084152
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event2nd International Conference for Smart Health, CSH 2014 - Beijing, China
Duration: Jul 10 2014Jul 11 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8549 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other2nd International Conference for Smart Health, CSH 2014
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period7/10/147/11/14

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Medical problems
Search engines
Websites
Question Answering System
Information Quality
Diabetes
Summarization
Hierarchical Clustering
Clustering Methods
Search Engine
Ranking
China
Evaluation

Keywords

  • Chinese
  • health
  • QA system
  • similarity evaluation
  • summarization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Yin, Y., Zhang, Y., Liu, X., Zhang, Y., Xing, C., & Chen, H. (2014). HealthQA: A Chinese QA summary system for smart health. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 8549 LNCS, pp. 51-62). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8549 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08416-9_6

HealthQA : A Chinese QA summary system for smart health. / Yin, Yanshen; Zhang, Yong; Liu, Xiao; Zhang, Yan; Xing, Chunxiao; Chen, Hsinchun.

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 8549 LNCS Springer Verlag, 2014. p. 51-62 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8549 LNCS).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Yin, Y, Zhang, Y, Liu, X, Zhang, Y, Xing, C & Chen, H 2014, HealthQA: A Chinese QA summary system for smart health. in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). vol. 8549 LNCS, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 8549 LNCS, Springer Verlag, pp. 51-62, 2nd International Conference for Smart Health, CSH 2014, Beijing, China, 7/10/14. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08416-9_6
Yin Y, Zhang Y, Liu X, Zhang Y, Xing C, Chen H. HealthQA: A Chinese QA summary system for smart health. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 8549 LNCS. Springer Verlag. 2014. p. 51-62. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08416-9_6
Yin, Yanshen ; Zhang, Yong ; Liu, Xiao ; Zhang, Yan ; Xing, Chunxiao ; Chen, Hsinchun. / HealthQA : A Chinese QA summary system for smart health. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 8549 LNCS Springer Verlag, 2014. pp. 51-62 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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