Ads from Google:

Google ad
End of ad
Google Adsense ad
End of ads.

Web4health Help

Abstract: How can I use Web4Health?

Web4Health logo
psychologist Independent medical expert answers on psychiatry and psychology

Web4health Help

Intelligent natural language question-answering in the area of psychology and psychiatry. Ask a simple question  Local help Info

Go the top of the page Top Forum iconDiscuss this Forum iconGet expert advice Printer Print
Written by: Jacob Palme, professor i data- och systemvetenskap, Stockholms Universitet och Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan.
First version: 22 Jul 2008.
Latest revision: 22 Aug 2008.

Tell me more about the Web4health project and services.


This question-answering gives answers to questions about mental health. This text describes how it works.

Answers to questions

Write a simple question or phrase, describing what you want to know more about, in natural English. The software will try to find answers in or database which fits your question. We will also save incoming questions, and use them to enhance our data base.

Examples of a good questions/problems (simple, short, concise, forthright, direct):

  • My spirit swings between ups and downs.
  • Why do addicted people lie about their disorder?
  • My husband is more interested in his work than in me.
  • How much exercise should I get?
  • Please help, I harm myself, get scars all over.
  • Why do I increase in weight, year after year?
  • Are ADHD medicines dangerous?
  • How can I find out if I weigh too much?

Example of a bad question (too long):

  • My weight is 98 kilos (215 lb.) and it increases every year. I was able to keep my weight better when I lived in a more southerly part of Europe. Can the dreary winters in my new country be a cause of my problems to keep my weight down?

Fill in your question in the following way:

  • Your question. Example:

      Write a short question in one line:

    Write a short, simple question.

    • Ensure that the question is short and specific.
    • Check the spelling of your question
    • Avoid abbreviations unless they are very common

    Select type of question:

    intelligent search
    Keyword search on any word
    Keyword search on all words

Ensure that you use the right query type.

The response from the computer will contain

  • One or more answers = which the software believes will answer your question.
  • Related answers = answers which do not directly answer your specific question, but might still be of interest for you.
  • No answer found. You might still find an answer:
    • Check your spelling carefully;
    • Reformulate the question in a simpler way, remove unnecessary words, add important words;
    • check the answers against the title of the found answer;
    • try keyword search;
    • Use the Web4Healt full text search engine (click on "Search" in the menu at the top.
  • Abnormal termination something went wrong when the computer tried to answer your question.
  • You did not find what you wanted? If you get a too long list of answers, this might be because you selected "keyword search" instead of "intelligent search".

    Intelligent natural language question-answering in the area of psychology and psychiatry. Ask a simple question:
    Local help Info
    Google ad
    End of ad
    Disclaimer: The documents contained in this web site are presented for information purposes only. The material is in no way intended to replace professional medical care or attention by a qualified psychiatrist or psychotherapist. It can not and should not be used as a basis for diagnosis or choice of treatment. If you find anything wrong, please notify us at .
    Go to top of page To top of page
    Web4Health in other languages: Finnish German Greek Italian Polish Russian Swedish

    project-faq-help Copyright 2003-2017 Web4Health
    Copyright 2003-2017 Web4Health.
    Web4Health was selected as finalist for the 2008 Stockholm Challenge Award
    Translate Web4Health
    We seek voluntary translators who are interested in translating Web4Health to new languages. We can provide the servers, and pay you 50 % of the income from ads on pages, which you have translated. We are especially interested in translators from German To English, From German, Swedish or English to French, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Finnish, Polish, Farsi, Russian.

    Advertise here
    Reach 300 000 visitors reading one million pages for a cost of 600 US $/month.