Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence

Foundations of Biomedical Knowledge Representation

Methods and Applications

Editors: Hommersom, Arjen, Lucas, Peter J.F. (Eds.)

  • State-of-the-art research
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    Provides an overview of the developments in knowledge representation

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Medicine and health care are currently faced with a significant rise in their complexity. This is partly due to the progress made during the past three decades in the fundamental biological understanding of the causes of health and disease at the molecular, (sub)cellular, and organ level. Since the end of the 1970s, when knowledge representation and reasoning in the biomedical field became a separate area of research, huge progress has been made in the development of methods and tools that are finally able to impact on the way medicine is being practiced.

 

Even though there are huge differences in the techniques and methods used by biomedical researchers, there is now an increasing tendency to share research results in terms of formal knowledge representation methods, such as ontologies, statistical models, network models, and mathematical models. As there is an urgent need for health-care professionals to make better decisions, computer-based support using this knowledge is now becoming increasingly important. It may also be the only way to integrate research results from the different parts of the spectrum of biomedical and clinical research.

 

The aim of this book is to shed light on developments in knowledge representation at different levels of biomedical application, ranging from human biology to clinical guidelines, and using different techniques, from probability theory and differential equations to logic. The book starts with two introductory chapters followed by 18 contributions organized in the following topical sections: diagnosis of disease; monitoring of health and disease and conformance; assessment of health and personalization; prediction and prognosis of health and disease; treatment of disease; and recommendations. 

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • How to Read the Book “Foundations of Biomedical Knowledge Representation”

    Lucas, Peter J. F. (et al.)

    Pages 3-7

  • An Introduction to Knowledge Representation and Reasoning in Healthcare

    Hommersom, Arjen (et al.)

    Pages 9-32

  • Representing Knowledge for Clinical Diagnostic Reasoning

    Lucas, Peter J. F. (et al.)

    Pages 35-45

  • Automated Diagnosis of Breast Cancer on Medical Images

    Velikova, Marina (et al.)

    Pages 47-67

  • Monitoring in the Healthcare Setting

    Chesani, Federico (et al.)

    Pages 71-80

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-28007-3
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $84.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-28006-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Foundations of Biomedical Knowledge Representation
Book Subtitle
Methods and Applications
Editors
  • Arjen Hommersom
  • Peter J.F. Lucas
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
Series Volume
9521
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-28007-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-28007-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-28006-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 339
Number of Illustrations and Tables
92 illustrations in colour
Topics