Temporal Dimension of Medical Guidelines: The Semantics of Asbru Time Annotations

Title{Temporal Dimension of Medical Guidelines: The Semantics of Asbru Time Annotations}
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsSchmitt, J., W. Reif, A. Seyfang, and S. Miksch
Conference NameWorkshop on AI Techniques in Healthcare: Evidence-based Guidelines and Protocols held in conjunction with European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI-2006)
KeywordsAsbru, CGP, Medicinal Guidelines, time

Abstract. The temporal dimension of observations, actions, and tasks described in clinical guidelines and protocols (CGP) is important and at the same time sometimes vague or com- plex. Correct understanding of a modelling language of CGPs is basis for a high quality formal model. In this paper, we describe how the temporal dimension is specified using Asbru time annotation as well as the semantics and some important properties of these time annotations.