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An SMS-based Healthcare Information Storage and Retrieval System

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This position paper proposes an architecture for implementation of a storage and retrieval system in a mobile healthcare system. It is part of the IHISM-ISRA architecture that has been previously proposed and formulated. In this work we aim to present a text based retrieval system which acts as the first step towards the implementation of IHISM-ISRA with plans to adapt to multimedia environment in the future. The paper covers the technical requirements in the design of the storage and retrieval system.

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... Generally, an information retrieval process begins when a user enters an enquiry into the search engine with the expectation of getting reasonable feedback. An enquiry is a formal statement of the user's information needs expressed in a formal language [16]. The feedback represents the list of sensible answers to the enquiry made by the information seeker. ...
... The booklet [50] was prepared by the Ministry of Health, Botswana. Several other SMS-based retrieval process researches on the HIV/AIDS FAQ system make use of Ipoletse documents [16,36,46,51]. The related websites have vast information on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in FAQ forms on aspects of drug administration, therapy, sex education, food and nutrition, physical exercise and treatment. ...
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Mobile phones have been identified as one of the technologies that can be used to overcome the challenges of information dissemination regarding serious diseases. Short message services, a much used function of cell phones, for example, can be turned into a major tool for accessing databases. This paper focuses on the design and development of a short message services-based information access algorithm to carefully screen information on human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome within the context of a frequently asked questions system. However, automating the short message services-based information search and retrieval poses significant challenges because of the inherent noise in its communications. The developed algorithm was used to retrieve the best-ranked question-answer pair. Results were evaluated using three metrics: average precision, recall and computational time. The retrieval efficacy was measured and it was confirmed that there was a significant improvement in the results of the proposed algorithm when compared with similar retrieval algorithms.
... The public also benefits from this program-people can text questions about HIV/AIDS to the service, which responds with helpful information. Although the program initially experienced challenges adapting the public-access part of the program to a population struggling with illiteracy, they found that usage rates were sufficiently high and they saw value in expanding the program (Masizana-Katongo et al. 2010). ...
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Asia and the Pacific through better evidence and practice For the PDF version of this paper and other related documents, visit An AusAID funded initiative Theme 1: Building health information systems health system information for decision-makers Theme: Building health information systems Working Paper Series • Number 25 • June 2013 • WORKING PAPER
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This paper first discusses the coverage of knowledge discovery. Secondly, the related techniques of knowledge discovery for unstructured data and structured data are described, respectively. The last but not the least, this paper identifies a few possible applications of knowledge discovery for government information. The variant relationships and unknown knowledge could be discovered by using times series, cross reference, data association, or persons and events.
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