and Computer Science Speaker Series
California State University, Stanislaus
Date: Friday, May 7, 2010
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m
Speaker: Melanie Martin
Title: Reliability and Type of Consumer Health Documents
on the World Wide Web: an Annotation Study
Abstract: In this paper we present a detailed scheme for
annotating medical web pages designed for health care consumers.
The annotation is along two axes: first, by reliability or the extent
to which the medical information on the page can be trusted, second, by
the type of page (patient leaflet, commercial, link, medical article,
testimonial, or support). We analyze inter-rater agreement among three
judges for each category. Inter-rater agreement was moderate (0.77
accuracy, 0.62 F-measure, 0.49 Kappa) on the reliability axis and good
(0.81 accuracy, 0.72 F-measure, 0.73 Kappa) along the type axis.