In this paper we describe an approach to respond to a request for information with the identification and location of the appropriate person as a source of information for answering the question. The expertise of a person is characterized using a weighted profile that has been derived from a series of documents describing the expert's activities. Having these profiles, requests for information can be matched with these profiles. The best matches correspond with the people that are experts for providing information on the request.

*Databases/organization & administration, *Directories, *Software, Abstracting and Indexing, Information Management, Information Storage and Retrieval/*methods, Internet, Unified Medical Language System, Vocabulary, Controlled
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van Mulligen, E.M, Diwersy, M, Schmidt, M.E, Buurman, H, & Mons, B. (2000). Facilitating networks of information. Proceedings / AMIA . Annual Symposium. AMIA Symposium. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/9537