Page 13: The first sentence is section 1.3.3 is missing the word
"as," i.e., "such as whether to order a test."
Page 27: The last sentence in section 1.6.1 appears twice.
Page 32: In the last sentence of the last full paragraph, "fewer
intervals than documents" should be "fewer documents than
Page 50: In Figure 2.2, the number 1.5 in the parentheses (three
instances) should be 15.
Page 54: In section 126.96.36.199, the example for retrieving pages from
Google that link to a domain while excluding links from the domain
itself is given as +link:<domain>
-url:<domain>. However, the syntax has changed, with
the url modifier
being replaced by site,
-site:<domain>. For example, the query +link:www.billhersh.info
-site:www.billhersh.info retrieves all pages that point to
www.billhersh.info but are not on the site www.billhersh.info
(including some that are redirected from skynet.ohsu.edu, which is
to where the URL redirects). For more information, see https://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=35256.
Page 61: After the bulleted list, IJCME should be ICMJE.
Page 97: "Unrecognized need - clinician aware of information need or
knowledge deficit" should be "Unrecognized need - clinician not
aware of information need or knowledge deficit".
Page 135: In the discussion of PubMed Central, it is stated that NIH
policy "encourages" grantees to deposit their articles about
research funded by NIH to be deposited into PubMed Central. As
correctly noted on page 254, this is now a requirement per NIH
Page 140: In section 3.3.4, the model of Haynes is the 4S model, not
the 4-H model.
Page.148: In section 3.4.4, in the third sentence, the word
“prominent” should be “prominence."
Page 178: In Figure 4.4, DC.subject, the word "informatics" is
Page 202: The Venn diagram of the NOT operator in figure 5.1 is
incorrect. A NOT of the first item with the second would retrieve
only items in the first but not the second. (At least it is correct
in all of my lectures!) Here is a correct version of what the figure
should look like:
Page 204: In Table 5.2, the value of the Relevance Feedback Query
cell for term C should have a negative sign before it, i.e., -0.22.
Page 206: In the first full paragraph, the new weight of document 2
should be 4.75 + 0.98 = 5.73 and the new weight of document
5 should be 1.97 + 2.38 – 0.81 = 3.54 after the relevance
In Chapters 6 and 8, there is some repeat of material that neither I
nor book editor noted during the production process. These are not
errata per se, but there is some repat of content. In Chapter 6, on
page 245, the end of the first paragraph talks about linkage to the
"electronic medical record (EMR)" but should use the preferred term,
electronic health record (EHR). It also talks about linkage to human
knowledge, but that topic is actually covered in section 6.6 on
pages 258-259. In Chapter 8, on pages 339-343, much of the same
material about linking to the EHR is repeated, although some
additional research-related information is provded. The linkage to
human knowledge sections do not overlap, and the Chapter 8 section
offers more biomedically focused and research-oriented information.
Page 287: In the last sentence of the first full paragraph, the word
"inammatory" should be "inflammatory" in two places.
Page 331: In section 188.8.131.52, the material about improving hypertext
capability is "below" and not "above" this section.
Page 343: In section 8.2.2, the first paragraph mentions SAPHIRE and
MetaMap being described in Chapter 9, whereas they are actually
described in section 184.108.40.206, pages 319-322.
Page 356: Not an error per se, but the fourth item in the bulleted
list should really say "Unrealistic topics."
Page 380: Name in reference missing spaces: van Ginneken.
Page 468: Some names in index are missing spaces:
vanNieuwenhoven should be van Nieuwenhoven
vanRijsbergen should be van Rijsbergen
vanRooyen should be van Rooyen
Page 471: The Yang, Cohen, et al. (2008) reference in the book is
incorrect. It should be:
Yang, J., Cohen, A., et al. (2008). Evaluation of a gene information
summarization system by users during the analysis process of
microarray datasets. BMC
Bioinformatics, 5(10 Suppl 2): S5. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2105/10/S2/S5.