Exploratory search over social-medical data

Haggai Roitman, Sivan Yogev, Yevgenia Tsimerman, Dae Won Kim, Yossi Mesika

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9 Scopus citations


In this demo we shall present the IBM Patient Empowerment System (PES), and more specifically, its social-medical discovery sub-system. Social and medical data are represented using entities and relationships and are explored using a combination of expressive, yet intuitive, query language, faceted search, and ER graph navigation. While this demonstration focuses on the healthcare domain, the underlining search technology is generic and can be utilized in many other domains. Therefore, this demo has two main contributions. First, we present a novel entity-relationship indexing and retrieval solution, and discuss its implementation challenges. Second, the demonstration depicts a practical entity-relationship discovery technology in a real domain setting within a real IBM system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCIKM'11 - Proceedings of the 2011 ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 13 Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event20th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM'11 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 24 Oct 201128 Oct 2011

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Proceedings


Conference20th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM'11
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • IBM patient empowerment system
  • entity-relationship data
  • exploratory search
  • social-medical discovery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Decision Sciences
  • General Business, Management and Accounting


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