Computer Science Master Thesis Defense at the University

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Researcher Esraa Abdullah Noor, a MA in Computer Science student at the Arab American University, defended her master thesis titled "Reconstructing and Drafting Research Topics in Retrieving Medical Information"

In her thesis, she pointed to the main factors that search engines in the medical field rely on to return high-quality results to suit the users needs; their need to get vocabulary that best describes their information needs and that results quality dependes on the research techniques effectiveness and sources of medical terminology used by these engines. The researcher suggested several systems and methodologies to address the related problems to each of these factors independently.

The researcher made several experiments using an approved data set for the purpose of evaluating medical information retrieval systems and evaluated the efficiency and effectiveness of the proposed system compared to the medical information retrieval systems currently available through using the efficiency and accuracy index. Recently, her findings have been presented at a world-class international conference in 2018.

At the end, the committee of the thesis main supervisor and chairman of the committee Dr. Mohamed Abdellatif Mari, internal examiner from Arab American University Prof. Dr. Mohamed Awad, and the external examiner from the Arab Open University Dr. Labib Arafa, decided to award the student Esra Noor a master degree after fixing the minor modification recomended in the thesis.