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Type: Journal article
Title: A knowledge-rich distributed decision support framework: a case study for brain tumour diagnosis
Author: Dupplaw, D.
Croitoru, M.
Dasmahapatra, S.
Gibb, A.
González-Vélez, H.
Lurgi, M.
Hu, B.
Lewis, P.
Peet, A.
Citation: Knowledge Engineering Review, 2011; 26(3):247-260
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Issue Date: 2011
ISSN: 0269-8889
1469-8005
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David Dupplaw, Madalina Croitoru, Srinandan Dasmahapatra, Alex Gibb, Horacio González-Vélez, Miguel Lurgi, Bo Hu, Paul Lewis and Andrew Peet
Abstract: The HealthAgents project aims to provide a decision support system for brain tumour diagnosis using a collaborative network of distributed agents. The goal is that through the aggregation of the small data sets available at individual hospitals, much better decision support classifiers can be created and made available to the hospitals taking part. In this paper, we describe the technicalities of the HealthAgents framework, in particular how the interoperability of the various agents is managed using semantic web technologies. On the broad scale the architecture is based around distributed data-mart agents that provide ontological access to hospitals’ underlying data that has been anonymized and processed from proprietary formats into a canonical format. Classifier producers have agents that gather the global data from participating hospitals such that classifiers can be created and deployed as agents. The design on a microscale has each agent built upon a generic-layered framework that provides the common agent program code, allowing rapid development of agents for the system. We believe that our framework provides a well-engineered, agent-based approach to data sharing in a medical context. It can provide a better basis on which to investigate the effectiveness of new classification techniques for brain tumour diagnosis.
Rights: © Cambridge University Press 2011
RMID: 0030019707
DOI: 10.1017/S0269888911000105
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