An Approximate Reasoning Model for Medical Diagnosis

Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-00738-0_2

Volume 492 of the book series Studies in Computational Intelligence (SCI)
Cite this paper as:
Fernando I., Henskens F., Cohen M. (2013) An Approximate Reasoning Model for Medical Diagnosis. In: Lee R. (eds) Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking and Parallel/Distributed Computing. Studies in Computational Intelligence, vol 492. Springer, Heidelberg


Medical diagnosis is a classical example of approximate reasoning, and also one of the earliest applications of expert systems. The existing approaches to approximate reasoning in medical diagnosis are mainly based on Probability Theory and/or Multivalued Logic. Unfortunately, most of these approaches have not been able to model medical diagnostic reasoning sufficiently, or in a clinically intuitive way. The model described in this paper attempts to overcome the main limitations of the existing approaches.


approximate reasoning medical expert systems inference model psychiatry 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceUniversity of NewcastleCallaghanAustralia
  2. 2.The Mater Hospital, Hunter New England Area Health ServiceWaratahAustralia