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Assessing the impact of English language skills and education level on PubMed searches by Dutch-speaking users

Klaar Vanopstal UGent, Robert Vander Stichele UGent, Godelieve Laureys UGent and Joost Buysschaert UGent (2010) LREC 2010 : seventh conference on international language resources and evaluation. p.2944-2948
abstract
The aim of this study was to assess the retrieval effectiveness of nursing students in the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium. We tested two groups: students from the master Nursing and Midwifery training, and students of the bachelor nursing training. The test consisted of five parts: first, the students completed an enquiry about their computer skills, experiences with PubMed and how they assessed their own language skills. Secondly, an introduction into the use of MeSH in PubMed was given, followed by a PubMed search. After the literature search, a second enquiry was completed in which the students were asked to give their opinion about the test. To conclude, an official language test was completed. The results of the PubMed search, i.e. a list of articles the students deemed relevant for a particular question, were compared to a gold standard. Precision, recall and F-score were calculated in order to evaluate the efficiency of the PubMed search. We used information from the search process, such as search term formulation and MeSH term selection to evaluate the search process and examined their relationship with the results of the language test and the level of education.
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published
subject
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information storage and retrieval, PubMed, Medical Subject Headings
in
LREC 2010 : seventh conference on international language resources and evaluation
editor
Nicoletta Calzolari, Khalid Choukri, Bente Maegaard, Joseph Mariani, Jan Odijk, Stelios Piperidis, Mike Rosner and Daniel Tapias
pages
2944 - 2948
publisher
European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
place of publication
Paris, France
conference name
7th Conference on International Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2010)
conference location
Valetta, Malta
conference start
2010-05-19
conference end
2010-05-21
ISBN
9782951740860
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
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C1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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1186062
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1186062
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http://www.lrec-conf.org/proceedings/lrec2010/index.html
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2011-03-11 10:13:58
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to assess the retrieval effectiveness of nursing students in the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium. We tested two groups: students from the master Nursing and Midwifery training, and students of the bachelor nursing training. The test consisted of five parts: first, the students completed an enquiry about their computer skills, experiences with PubMed and how they assessed their own language skills. Secondly, an introduction into the use of  MeSH in PubMed was given, followed by a PubMed search. After the literature search, a second enquiry was completed in which the students were asked to give their opinion about the test. To conclude, an official language test was completed. The results of the PubMed search, i.e. a list of articles the students deemed relevant for a particular question, were compared to a gold standard. Precision,  recall and F-score were calculated in order to evaluate the efficiency of the PubMed search. We used information from the search process, such as search term formulation and MeSH term selection to evaluate the search process and examined their relationship with the results of the language test and the level of education.},
  author       = {Vanopstal, Klaar and Vander Stichele, Robert and Laureys, Godelieve and Buysschaert, Joost},
  booktitle    = {LREC 2010 : seventh conference on international language resources and evaluation},
  editor       = {Calzolari , Nicoletta and Choukri, Khalid  and Maegaard, Bente  and Mariani, Joseph and Odijk, Jan and Piperidis, Stelios  and Rosner, Mike  and Tapias , Daniel },
  isbn         = {9782951740860},
  keyword      = {information storage and retrieval,PubMed,Medical Subject Headings},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Valetta, Malta},
  pages        = {2944--2948},
  publisher    = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  title        = {Assessing the impact of English language skills and education level on PubMed searches by Dutch-speaking users},
  url          = {http://www.lrec-conf.org/proceedings/lrec2010/index.html},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Vanopstal, Klaar, Robert Vander Stichele, Godelieve Laureys, and Joost Buysschaert. 2010. “Assessing the Impact of English Language Skills and Education Level on PubMed Searches by Dutch-speaking Users.” In LREC 2010 : Seventh Conference on International Language Resources and Evaluation, ed. Nicoletta Calzolari , Khalid Choukri, Bente Maegaard, Joseph Mariani, Jan Odijk, Stelios Piperidis, Mike Rosner, and Daniel Tapias , 2944–2948. Paris, France: European Language Resources Association (ELRA).
APA
Vanopstal, K., Vander Stichele, R., Laureys, G., & Buysschaert, J. (2010). Assessing the impact of English language skills and education level on PubMed searches by Dutch-speaking users. In N. Calzolari , K. Choukri, B. Maegaard, J. Mariani, J. Odijk, S. Piperidis, M. Rosner, et al. (Eds.), LREC 2010 : seventh conference on international language resources and evaluation (pp. 2944–2948). Presented at the 7th Conference on International Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2010), Paris, France: European Language Resources Association (ELRA).
Vancouver
1.
Vanopstal K, Vander Stichele R, Laureys G, Buysschaert J. Assessing the impact of English language skills and education level on PubMed searches by Dutch-speaking users. In: Calzolari N, Choukri K, Maegaard B, Mariani J, Odijk J, Piperidis S, et al., editors. LREC 2010 : seventh conference on international language resources and evaluation. Paris, France: European Language Resources Association (ELRA); 2010. p. 2944–8.
MLA
Vanopstal, Klaar, Robert Vander Stichele, Godelieve Laureys, et al. “Assessing the Impact of English Language Skills and Education Level on PubMed Searches by Dutch-speaking Users.” LREC 2010 : Seventh Conference on International Language Resources and Evaluation. Ed. Nicoletta Calzolari et al. Paris, France: European Language Resources Association (ELRA), 2010. 2944–2948. Print.