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A Context Description Language for Medical Information Systems

Englmeier, Kurt and Mothe, Josiane and Atkinson, John and Murtagh, Fionn and Pereira, Javier A Context Description Language for Medical Information Systems. (2013) In: 4th International Conference on Mobile, Ubiquitous, and Intelligent Computing (MUSIC 2013), 4 September 2013 - 6 September 2013 (Gwangju, Korea, Republic Of).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-40675-1


Contextualized delivery of information is one of the many strengths of ubiquitous computing. It makes information actionable and helps us to better understand our situations. In the realm of healthcare, contextual information provides a terse but precise picture of the patient’s health situation. The patient context can have many facets, ranging from nutrition context over health heritage context to the context of symptoms, just to name a few. Setting up the correct health condition context of a patient favors better and faster recognition of the patient’s actual health situation. Context-awareness in medical monitoring mainly concentrates on gathering numerical facts depicting special aspects of a person’s health condition. In this paper we want to broaden the focus on the textual dimension in context development, by considering semantic annotation in designing context-awareness. We describe an approach for a context description language (CDL) that supports the uniform presentation of textual facts in medical reports and automatic reasoning on these facts. Term clusters in medical reports represent in a unique way symptoms and findings that set up the health context reflected in this particular report. These clusters manifest potential health condition contexts where a patient can be viewed in. A reasoning engine operates on these context presentations and selects those that match best the patient’s health situation. Locating the right context supports the physician in faster getting a first picture of the probable health situation of a new patient to be examined. We present experiments with a CDL applied on reports related to respiratory problems.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Thanks to Springer editor. This papers appears in volume 274 of Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series ISSN : 1876-1100 eBook ISBN: 978-3-642-40675-1 The original PDF is available at: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-40675-1_64
HAL Id:hal-01650254
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Other partners > Universidad de Concepción - UDEC (CHILE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Royal Holloway University of London - RHUL (UNITED KINGDOM)
Other partners > Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences (GERMANY)
Other partners > Universidad Diego Portales - UDP (CHILE)
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