A framework for automatic information quality ranking of diabetes websites

Saglam, Rahime Belen
Taşkaya Temizel, Tuğba
Objective: When searching for particular medical information on the internet the challenge lies in distinguishing the websites that are relevant to the topic, and contain accurate information. In this article, we propose a framework that automatically identifies and ranks diabetes websites according to their relevance and information quality based on the website content.


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Citation Formats
R. B. Saglam and T. Taşkaya Temizel, “A framework for automatic information quality ranking of diabetes websites,” INFORMATICS FOR HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, pp. 45–66, 2015, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/32468.