Unsupervised Keyword Combination Query Generation from Online Health Related Content for Evidence-Based Fact Checking

Pritam Deka*, Anna Jurek-Loughrey, Deepak

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Abstract

False information in the domain of online health related articles is of great concern, which can be witnessed in the current pandemic situation of Covid-19. It is markedly different from fake news in the political context as health information should be evaluated against the most recent and reliable medical resources such as scholarly repositories. However, one of the challenges with such an approach is the retrieval of the pertinent resources. In this work, we formulate a new unsupervised task of generating queries using keywords
extracted from a health-related article which can be further applied to retrieve relevant authoritative and reliable medical content from scholarly repositories to assess the article’s veracity. We propose a three-step approach for it and illustrate that our method is able to generate effective queries. We also curate a new dataset to aid the evaluation for this task which will be made available upon request.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationiiWAS2021: The 23rd International Conference on Information Integration and Web Intelligence
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages267–277
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-9556-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2021
Event23rd International Conference on Information Integration and Web Intelligence (iiWAS2021) - Johannes Kepler University Linz, Linz, Austria
Duration: 29 Nov 202101 Dec 2021
http://www.iiwas.org/conferences/iiwas2021/

Publication series

NameInternational Conference Proceeding Series (ICPS)
PublisherACM

Conference

Conference23rd International Conference on Information Integration and Web Intelligence (iiWAS2021)
Abbreviated titleiiWAS2021
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityLinz
Period29/11/202101/12/2021
Internet address

Keywords

  • query generation
  • information retrieval
  • health misinformation
  • keyword extraction

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