The HealthAgents ontology: knowledge representation in a distributed decision support system for brain tumours


Hu, Bo, Croitoru, Madalina, Roset, Roman , Dupplaw, David, Lurgi, Miguel , Dasmahapatra, Srinandan, Lewis, Paul, Martinez-Miranda, Juan and Saez, Carlos (2011) The HealthAgents ontology: knowledge representation in a distributed decision support system for brain tumours. The Knowledge Engineering Review, 26, (3), 303-328. (doi:10.1017/S0269888911000130).

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In this paper we present our experience of representing the knowledge behind HealthAgents, a distributed decision support system for brain tumour diagnosis. Our initial motivation came from the distributed nature of the information involved in the system and has been enriched by clinicians’ requirements and data access restrictions. We present in detail the steps we have taken towards building our ontology starting from knowledge acquisition to data access and reasoning. We motivate our representational choices and show our results using domain examples employed by clinical partners in HealthAgents.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0269-8889 (print)
1469-8005 (electronic)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Comms, Signal Processing & Control
Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 270995
Date Deposited: 05 May 2010 14:36
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:16
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ISI Citation Count:2
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/270995

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