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Ontology-based Medical Image Annotation with Description Logics

Hu, Bo, Dasmahapatra, Srinandan, Lewis, Paul and Shadbolt, Nigel (2003) Ontology-based Medical Image Annotation with Description Logics At The 15th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, United States. 03 - 05 Nov 2003. , pp. 77-82.

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The interpretation of medical evidence is normally presented in terms of a controlled, but diversely expressed specialist vocabulary and natural language phrases. Such informally expressed data require human intervention to ascertain its relevance in any specific case. In order to facilitate machine-based reasoning about the evidence gathered, additional interpretive semantics must be attached to the data; a shift from a merely data-intensive approach to a semantics-rich model of evidence. In this paper, we present a system to formally annotate medical images captured to aid the diagnosis and management of breast cancer, that enables a series of semantics-based operations to be performed. Our approach is grounded upon an imaging ontology specifying the domain knowledge and a Description Logic (DL) taxonomic inferential engine responsible for semantics-based reasoning and image retrieval.

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Published date: 2003
Additional Information: Event Dates: 3-5, November 2003
Venue - Dates: The 15th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, United States, 2003-11-03 - 2003-11-05
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Southampton Wireless Group


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Date deposited: 18 Oct 2003
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:34

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