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BabelMeSH and PICO Linguist in Arabic.

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Mahmoud MA, Al-Khafaji JT, Al-Shorbaji N, Sara K, Al-Ubaydli M, Ghazzaoui R, Liu F, Fontelo P
AMIA Annu Symp Proc; 2008 Nov 8-12; Washington DC. p. 944.
Abstract: 

BabelMeSH is a multilanguage search for MEDLINE/PubMed. We created a database of Arabic translations of MeSH terms and other medical terms using MySQL and developed a Web interface for searching MEDLINE/PubMed in Arabic. We evaluated the accuracy of BabelMeSH using a list of medical terms from BMJ Clinical Evidence. The accuracy was 58% (machine scoring) and 65% human review.) The result obtained may be explained by variations in expressing medical terms in Arabic.

Mahmoud MA, Al-Khafaji JT, Al-Shorbaji N, Sara K, Al-Ubaydli M, Ghazzaoui R, Liu F, Fontelo P. BabelMeSH and PICO Linguist in Arabic. AMIA Annu Symp Proc; 2008 Nov 8-12; Washington DC. p. 944.