Identifying Actions Described in Clinical Practice Guidelines Using Semantic Relations
Clinical practice guidelines are important instruments to support clinical care. We have analyzed guidelines according to their semantic relations in order to generate a formal representation. We used the UMLS Semantic Network as a basis for our analysis. We defined relations that will be used to automatically identify the control flow described in guidelines for generating a computer-interpretable format. A study showed that by using semantic relations we are able to discover a large part of the control flow.
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Proc. of the KR4HC 2010 - 2nd International Workshop on Knowledge Representation for Health-Care in conjunction with the European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2010)