Methodology For Building Thematic Indexes In Medecine For French
Yalina Alphonse, Pierrette Bouillon
ISSCO / TIM, Ecole de traduction et d'interprétation, Université de Genève, Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve, CH-1211 Genève 4, http://www.issco.unige.ch
The aim of this project is to propose a methodology in automatically building thematic index from French medical texts in order to improve the IR process. In this article, we focus on the selection process of relevant terms. Contrary to Bourigault and Charlet (1999) who defend a statistical method followed by human intervention, we propose an automatic method that takes advantage of available a priori medical resources such as the MeSH thesaurus (Lindberg et al., 1993) and GALEN (Rector et al.,1996).
thematic index, terminology extraction, MeSH thesaurus, evaluation data, medical resources