WebLib LLC (http://weblib.com), a company specializing in search technologies and natural language processing tools, has released new versions of its consumer health search engine HealthMash for users of iPhone and Android mobile phones. These free applications allow users to find relevant health information from a wide variety of trusted medical sources. The apps work as full-scale, portable versions of the HealthMash website.
HealthMash combines universal search and discovery technology with semantic web solutions to find relevant health information about diseases, symptoms, treatments, drugs and alternative medicine approaches, from reliable sources on the Web. HealthMash fuses its own high quality vertical search results with mash-ups of images, videos, news, blogs and tweets from the World Wide Web.
HealthMash uses a variety of semantic technologies and natural language processing tools. Its semantic search engine is powered by WebLib’s proprietary Health Knowledge Basetm, which is automatically generated from trusted health content, biomedical knowledge sources, such as the National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings Thesaurus and the Unified Medical Language System, as well as information on the Web.
The Health Knowledge Base provides easy access to reliable health information on more than 60,000 diseases and health conditions, drugs and treatment procedures, as well as alternative and complementary approaches to healing. The “Explore and Discover” feature taps into millions of concept associations to facilitate unparalleled search precision, relevancy and knowledge discovery.
The knowledge base is continuously expanded. The latest update, in late May, included more than 15 million changes and additions.
Dr. Tamas Doszkocs, CEO of WebLib LLC, commented: “We are very excited to be able to bring the HealthMash experience closer to our users through these new smartphone applicationss. Health and well being are vital for people everywhere, which is why we are offering these iPhone and Android apps for free.”