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Quality and relevance of domain-specific search : A case study in mental health

Tang, Tim; Craswell, Nick; Hawking, David; Griffiths, Kathleen; Christensen, Helen


When searching for health information, results quality can be judged against available scientific evidence: Do search engines return advice consistent with evidence based medicine? We compared the performance of domain-specific health and depression search engines against a general-purpose engine (Google) on both relevance of results and quality of advice. Over 101 queries, to which the term 'depression' was added if not already present, Google returned more relevant results than those of the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Information Retrieval
DOI: 10.1007/s10791-006-7150-5


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