Special Issue "Big Data Evaluation and Non-Relational Databases in eHealth"

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489). This special issue belongs to the section "Information Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio

Department of Information Engineering, University of Padua, Italy
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Interests: information retrieval evaluation; interactive machine learning; open data

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The efficiency and effectiveness of applications that manage very large datasets have become critical in many domains. In the eHealth field, for example, there are many open medical datasets that can be deployed to design and implement systems that support the decisions of physicians in critical situations. Nowadays, there are Big Data available for medical electronic publications (such as PubMed), electronic health records (such as MIMIC), and tools to bring together multiple biomedical vocabularies to enable interoperability (such as the Unified Medical Language System). All these data need proper management as well as procedures for the reproducibility of the experiments that use these datasets. In this Special Issue, we want to evaluate non-relational approaches to these questions, and we propose the following topics of interests.

Dr. Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio
Guest Editor

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  • Comparison of relational vs non-relational data management in the eHealth
  • Non-relational approaches to data citation
  • Evaluation of medical systematic reviews
  • Continuous active learning in eHealth
  • Classification and retrieval of electronic health records (HER)
  • Semantic enrichment of medical data
  • Query rewriting in medical information retrieval
  • Reproducibility in eHealth using non-relational approaches

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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