Gondy Leroy

Summary

Affiliation: Claremont Graduate University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc User evaluation of the effects of a text simplification algorithm using term familiarity on perception, understanding, learning, and information retention
    Gondy Leroy
    Information Systems and Technology, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA 91711, United States
    J Med Internet Res 15:e144. 2013
  2. pmc A user-study measuring the effects of lexical simplification and coherence enhancement on perceived and actual text difficulty
    Gondy Leroy
    School of Information Systems and Technology, Claremont Graduate University, USA
    Int J Med Inform 82:717-30. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint A shallow parser based on closed-class words to capture relations in biomedical text
    Gondy Leroy
    Management Information Systems, The University of Arizona, McClelland Hall, Room 430, 1130 E Helen St, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    J Biomed Inform 36:145-58. 2003
  4. doi request reprint The influence of text characteristics on perceived and actual difficulty of health information
    Gondy Leroy
    School of Information Systems and Technology, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA 91711, USA
    Int J Med Inform 79:438-49. 2010
  5. pmc Perils of providing visual health information overviews for consumers with low health literacy or high stress
    Gondy Leroy
    Information Systems and Technology, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California 91711, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 17:220-3. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint An end user evaluation of query formulation and results review tools in three medical meta-search engines
    Gondy Leroy
    School of Information Systems and Technology, Claremont Graduate University, 130 E Ninth Street, Claremont, CA 91711, United States
    Int J Med Inform 76:780-9. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Effects of information and machine learning algorithms on word sense disambiguation with small datasets
    Gondy Leroy
    School of Information Science, Claremont Graduate University, 130 E Ninth Street, Claremont, CA 91711, USA
    Int J Med Inform 74:573-85. 2005
  8. pmc Improving perceived and actual text difficulty for health information consumers using semi-automated methods
    Gondy Leroy
    Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, USA
    AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2012:522-31. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Using symbolic knowledge in the UMLS to disambiguate words in small datasets with a naïve Bayes classifier
    Gondy Leroy
    School of Information Science, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, USA
    Stud Health Technol Inform 107:381-5. 2004
  10. doi request reprint The effect of word familiarity on actual and perceived text difficulty
    Gondy Leroy
    Department of Management Information Systems, Eller College of Management, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 21:e169-72. 2014

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Publications13

  1. pmc User evaluation of the effects of a text simplification algorithm using term familiarity on perception, understanding, learning, and information retention
    Gondy Leroy
    Information Systems and Technology, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA 91711, United States
    J Med Internet Res 15:e144. 2013
    ..Unfortunately, it is difficult to write text that is easy to understand, and existing approaches, mostly the application of readability formulas, have not convincingly been shown to reduce the difficulty of text...
  2. pmc A user-study measuring the effects of lexical simplification and coherence enhancement on perceived and actual text difficulty
    Gondy Leroy
    School of Information Systems and Technology, Claremont Graduate University, USA
    Int J Med Inform 82:717-30. 2013
    ..Unfortunately, writing text that is easily understood is challenging. This work tests two text features for their impact on understanding: lexical simplification and coherence enhancement...
  3. ncbi request reprint A shallow parser based on closed-class words to capture relations in biomedical text
    Gondy Leroy
    Management Information Systems, The University of Arizona, McClelland Hall, Room 430, 1130 E Helen St, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    J Biomed Inform 36:145-58. 2003
    ..There were 296 relations correctly extracted from the abstracts resulting in 90% precision of the relations and an average of 11 correct relations per abstract...
  4. doi request reprint The influence of text characteristics on perceived and actual difficulty of health information
    Gondy Leroy
    School of Information Systems and Technology, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA 91711, USA
    Int J Med Inform 79:438-49. 2010
    ..Our goal is to find text features that are indicative of perceived and actual difficulty so that barriers to reading can be lowered and understanding of information increased...
  5. pmc Perils of providing visual health information overviews for consumers with low health literacy or high stress
    Gondy Leroy
    Information Systems and Technology, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California 91711, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 17:220-3. 2010
    ..Our data suggests that vulnerable consumers relied solely on the HTO when it was available and were misled when it did not provide the answer...
  6. ncbi request reprint An end user evaluation of query formulation and results review tools in three medical meta-search engines
    Gondy Leroy
    School of Information Systems and Technology, Claremont Graduate University, 130 E Ninth Street, Claremont, CA 91711, United States
    Int J Med Inform 76:780-9. 2007
    ..To further complicate the search, users often ignore support tools when available. Our goal is to evaluate in a realistic setting when users use support tools and how they perceive these tools...
  7. ncbi request reprint Effects of information and machine learning algorithms on word sense disambiguation with small datasets
    Gondy Leroy
    School of Information Science, Claremont Graduate University, 130 E Ninth Street, Claremont, CA 91711, USA
    Int J Med Inform 74:573-85. 2005
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  8. pmc Improving perceived and actual text difficulty for health information consumers using semi-automated methods
    Gondy Leroy
    Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, USA
    AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2012:522-31. 2012
    ..097). Our results show how term familiarity is a valuable component in simplifying text in an efficient and scalable manner...
  9. ncbi request reprint Using symbolic knowledge in the UMLS to disambiguate words in small datasets with a naïve Bayes classifier
    Gondy Leroy
    School of Information Science, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, USA
    Stud Health Technol Inform 107:381-5. 2004
    ..In a follow-up evaluation, we noted a trend that the best disambiguation was found for words that were the least troublesome to the human evaluators...
  10. doi request reprint The effect of word familiarity on actual and perceived text difficulty
    Gondy Leroy
    Department of Management Information Systems, Eller College of Management, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 21:e169-72. 2014
    ..219, p<0.001) but not with word length (r=-0.075, p=0.107). Perceived difficulty was correlated with both word familiarity (r=-0.397, p<0.001) and word length (r=0.254, p<0.001). ..
  11. pmc Persuading consumers to form precise search engine queries
    Gondy Leroy
    Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, USA
    AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2009:354-8. 2009
    ..Moreover, they used more keywords and relationships between keywords with search diagrams. In comparison to drawing their own diagrams, modifying existing templates led to more searches being conducted and higher creativity in searching...
  12. pmc Consumer health concepts that do not map to the UMLS: where do they fit?
    Alla Keselman
    Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 15:496-505. 2008
    ..How do the unmapped consumer health concepts relate to the existing UMLS concepts? What is the place of these new concepts in professional medical discourse?..
  13. pmc Developing informatics tools and strategies for consumer-centered health communication
    Alla Keselman
    Division of Specialized Information Services, National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 15:473-83. 2008
    ..This article was written as a scholarly outreach and leadership project by members of the American Medical Informatics Association's Consumer Health Informatics Working Group...