Conference Paper

Ontology-Mediated Distributed Decision Support for Breast Cancer

Department of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS), University of Southampton, Southampton, England, United Kingdom
DOI: 10.1007/11527770_31 Conference: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, 10th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, AIME 2005, Aberdeen, UK, July 23-27, 2005, Proceedings
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We have developed a prototype system to support decision making in Breast Cancer, wherein the varied nature of expertise is
modelled by multiple ontologies that provide domain-specific grounding to concepts and relationships used. While the different
medical experts need to be co-present at a meeting, our system employs a distributed architecture for handling data and invoking
services appropriate for the requirements of this decision-making process. This distributed system is built upon Semantic
Web technology, which enables the possibility of Web-based tele-medicine.

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