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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), pp. 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.

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Published date: July 2011
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Southampton Wireless Group


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Date deposited: 05 May 2010 14:36
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:48

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Author: Bo Hu
Author: Madalina Croitoru
Author: Roman Roset
Author: David Dupplaw
Author: Miguel Lurgi
Author: Paul Lewis
Author: Juan Martinez-Miranda
Author: Carlos Saez

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