Supporting clinical processes with semantic web technologies: a case in breast cancer treatment
Source: International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies, Volume 5, Number 4, 30 September 2010 , pp. 309-320(12)
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Abstract:Breast cancer surgery is carried out almost entirely manually and there is an obvious risk of human error due to temporary or occasional lack of staff experience (substitutions, sick leaves and other reasons). Another aspect is that the successful outcome of the process may depend on the personal attitude of administrative staff. In order to guarantee patient safety the whole process should be orchestrated and monitored automatically. Support for the solution will be a service‐oriented architecture combined with semantic web techniques to infer knowledge from predefined rules in order to make the process safe.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Computing and Electronics Department, Mondragon Unibertsitatea, Loramendi 4 – Aptdo. 23 20500 Mondragon, Gipuzkoa, Spain. 2: Computing and Electronics Department, Mondragon Unibertsitatea, Loramendi 4 – Aptdo. 23 20500 Mondragon, Gipuzkoa, Spain
Publication date: September 30, 2010
- International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies aims at publishing research advances and discussions about meta-data in a broad sense, and about their associated semantics and ontological structures, from a multi-disciplinary perspective, and with an emphasis on domain-specific ontologies and organisational, human interaction and social issues regarding metadata annotation, use and assessment. It also intends covering Semantic Web research, as a concrete metadata-intensive technological framework in which shared and standardised semantics are a critical issue.
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