Today we launched an updated version of the NovaMedSearch engine.
The main change was the combination of case-based and image-based medical search into a new simplified interface.
In the new version, the query intent can be changed just by choosing a different search option;
in the old version, users had to change page and redo the query.
The new (beta) version is available here
The next step is adding search by image category (e.g. x-ray, PET scan). This is a key information need for healthcare specialists, as it gives the power to filter irrelevant images from query results.
We are currently extracting and indexing the categories for the images in our corpus.