An iconic language for the Visualization of Concepts in Medicine

Medical search engines

Specific search engines have been developed in the medical field to retrieve scientific documents. In response to a given query, the list of the documents identified may be very long and it can be difficult to select the documents of interest rapidly.

The user can be helped if VCM icons are associated with each document of the list. The process of icon inclusion can be carried out by using the key-word indexing for each document, usually coded using Mesh and automatically associating the icons to these Mesh terms.

Below is a presentation of an enhanced result list in the Cismef search engine.