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Procedures for Mapping Vocabularies from Non-Professional Discourse A Case Study: “Consumer Medical Vocabulary”

Tony Tse Dagobert Soergel

Presented at ASIST 2003 Annual Meeting -- Humanizing Information Technology: From Ideas to Bits and Back (ASIST AM 03 2003), Westin Long Beach, Long Beach, California, October 20 - 23, 2003


Non-professionals often need information in specialized domains, but are unable to access or comprehend it because of the technical terminology. Understanding domain-specific vocabulary commonly used by non-specialists will help bridge this terminology gap. This paper describes in detail a methodology for collecting and extracting terms from documents authored by healthcare consumers. Although the case study uses examples from a “consumer medical vocabulary,” the procedures are applicable to investigating non-professional vocabularies in other domains.

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