Bridging Language Gaps in Health Information Access: Konkani-English CLIR System for Medical Knowledge

Authors : Gaurav Mahajan

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 9 - September

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This paper addresses the challenges posed by linguistic diversity in terms of medical information by introducing a Cross-Language Information Retrieval System attuned to the needs of Konkani language information seekers. The proposed system leverages Konkani queries entered by the user, translates them to English, and retrieves the documents using a thesaurus- based approach. Various strategies also have been considered to address the challenges posed by the source language – Konkani which is a minority language spoken in the Indian subcontinent. The proposed approach showcases the potential of combining language technology, information retrieval, and medical domain expertise to bridge linguistic barriers. As healthcare information remains a critical societal need, this work holds promise in facilitating equitable access to medical knowledge.

Keywords : Information Retrieval, Medical Knowledge, Konkani, Minority Language, Health, Thesaurus-based Approach.


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