publication . Article . 2009

Exploiting Thesauri Knowledge in Medical Guideline Formalization

Radu Serban; A.C.M. ten Teije;
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  • Published: 18 May 2009 Journal: Methods of Information in Medicine, volume 48, pages 468-474 (issn: 0026-1270, eissn: 2511-705X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag KG
Summary Objectives: As in software product lifecycle, the effort spent in maintaining medical knowl edge in guidelines can be reduced, if modularization, formalization and tracking of domain knowledge are employed across the guideline development phases. Methods: We propose to exploit and combine knowledge templates with medical background knowledge from existing thesauri in order to produce reusable building blocks used in guideline development. These templates enable easier guideline formalization, by describing how chunks of medical knowledge can be combined into more complex ones and how they are linked to a textual representation. Results: By linking our on...
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free text keywords: Health Informatics, Health Information Management, Advanced and Specialised Nursing, Ontology, Exploit, Domain knowledge, Computer science, Guideline, Software engineering, business.industry, business, Medical guideline, Knowledge management, Modular programming, Controlled vocabulary, Executable, computer.file_format, computer
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