International Journal of Biomedical Data Mining

International Journal of Biomedical Data Mining
Open Access

ISSN: 2090-4924

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Melinda Zhu

Melinda Zhu

Santa Monica, CA
United States

  • Research Article
    A Method for Searching and Ranking Medical Doctors Based on Biographical Attributes
    Author(s): Melinda ZhuMelinda Zhu

    We describe a method for constructing a searchable database for medical doctors using information extracted from unstructured natural language texts on public websites. Specifically, we focus on biographical attributes such as the doctor’s medical school, undergraduate college and degree, age, medical specialties, publications on certain types of conditions (and their citation frequencies), associated media reports, etc. Ranking information for medical schools based on average MCAT scores and GPAs can be used as search parameters to provide for ranking of the search results. Citations for research publications and how often the doctor’s name is associated with particular types of medical conditions can also be used for ranking purposes. Absent of any personal knowledge of a particular doctor’s treatment outcomes, a patient looking for quality care can best be aided b.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2090-4924.1000135

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