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Exploiting thesauri knowledge in medical guideline formalization.
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PMID:  19448889     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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OBJECTIVES: As in software product lifecycle, the effort spent in maintaining medical knowledge 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 ontology used in guideline formalization with existing thesauri, we can use compilations of thesauri knowledge as building blocks for modeling and maintaining the content of a medical guideline. CONCLUSIONS: Our paper investigates whether medical knowledge acquired from several medical thesauri can be molded on a guideline pattern, such that it supports building of executable models of guidelines.
Authors:
R Serban; Annete ten Teije
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-05-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Methods of information in medicine     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0026-1270     ISO Abbreviation:  Methods Inf Med     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210453     Medline TA:  Methods Inf Med     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  468-74     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Vrije Universiteit, Faculty of Exact Sciences, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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