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World Congress on Medical Informatics (MedInfo'2001), September 2 5, London.
IOS Press, Amsterdam.
Extracting Clinical Cases from XML-Based Electronic Patient Records for Use in
Web-based Medical Case Based Reasoning Systems
Selvakumar Manickam, Syed Sibte Raza Abidi
School of Computer Sciences,Universiti Sains Malaysia,Penang,Malaysia.
Development and usage of Case Based Reasoning (CBR)
driven medical diagnostic system requires a large volume of
clinical cases that depict the problem-solving methodology of
medical experts. Successful usage of CBR based systems in
healthcare is constrained by the need for a continuous supply
of current and correct clinical cases (in an electronic
medium) from medical experts. To address this constraint we
present a strategy to pro-actively transform generic
Electronic Patient Records (EPR) to Operable CBR-oriented
Cases (OCC) that are compliant to specialised CBR-based
medical systems. EPR-OCC transformation methodology is
based on XML parse-trees, Unified Medical Language Source