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Using conceptual graphs for clinical guidelines representation and knowledge visualization

Kamsu-Foguem, Bernard and Tchuenté Foguem, Germaine and Foguem, Clovis Using conceptual graphs for clinical guidelines representation and knowledge visualization. (2014) Information Systems Frontiers, 16 (4). 571-589. ISSN 1387-3326

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10796-012-9360-2

Abstract

The intrinsic complexity of the medical domain requires the building of some tools to assist the clinician and improve the patient’s health care. Clinical practice guidelines and protocols (CGPs) are documents with the aim of guiding decisions and criteria in specific areas of healthcare and they have been represented using several languages, but these are difficult to understand without a formal background. This paper uses conceptual graph formalism to represent CGPs. The originality here is the use of a graph-based approach in which reasoning is based on graph-theory operations to support sound logical reasoning in a visual manner. It allows users to have a maximal understanding and control over each step of the knowledge reasoning process in the CGPs exploitation. The application example concentrates on a protocol for the management of adult patients with hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state in the Intensive Care Unit.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Thanks to Springer editor. The definitive version is available athttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10796-012-9360-2
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Other partners > Institut National Supérieur des Sciences Agronomiques, de l'Alimentation et de l'Environnement - AgroSup Dijon (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - INRA (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université de Bourgogne - UB (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UPS (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université de Yaoundé I (CAMEROON)
Other partners > Université Lille 2, Droit et Santé (FRANCE)
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Deposited By: Bernard KAMSU FOGUEM
Deposited On:09 Sep 2014 09:36

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