A latent semantic analysis method for ranking the results of human disease search engine

Loi Chan Quan Lam, Tran Kim Toai, Snasel Vaclav


The human disease search engine based on the search query about disease factors (symptom, cause, position happening symptoms, i.e.,) helps users to conveniently diagnose the disease they may have anytime, anywhere. Therefore, the disease results returned by the search engine need to be accurate and ranked reasonably so that users can know which disease has the highest probability for their search query. We propose a method to arrange the returned diseases based on the latent semantic analysis (LSA) technique. This method helps to rank the disease results reasonably and meaningfully because it not only exploits the matching term frequency-inverse document frequency (TF-IDF) scores between the disease factors in the query and the disease results, but it also exploits the implicit relationship between the disease factors in the search query and the disease factors in the disease results.


Disease ontology; Latent semantic analysis; Ranking algorithm; Search engine

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11591/eei.v12i2.4602


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