Journal of Medical Systems

, Volume 36, Supplement 1, pp 5–9 | Cite as

Knowledge Acquisition for Medical Diagnosis Using Collective Intelligence

  • G. Hernández-ChanEmail author
  • A. Rodríguez-González
  • G. Alor-Hernández
  • J. M. Gómez-Berbís
  • M. A. Mayer-Pujadas
  • R. Posada-Gómez
Original Paper


The wisdom of the crowds (WOC) is the process of taking into account the collective opinion of a group of individuals rather than a single expert to answer a question. Based on this assumption, the use of processes based on WOC techniques to collect new biomedical knowledge represents a challenging and cutting-edge trend on biomedical knowledge acquisition. The work presented in this paper shows a new schema to collect diagnosis information in Diagnosis Decision Support Systems (DDSS) based on collective intelligence and consensus methods.


Collective intelligence Data knowledge acquisition Medical diagnosis Wisdom of the crowds 


Conflict of interests

Authors declare no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Hernández-Chan
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. Rodríguez-González
    • 2
  • G. Alor-Hernández
    • 3
  • J. M. Gómez-Berbís
    • 1
  • M. A. Mayer-Pujadas
    • 4
  • R. Posada-Gómez
    • 3
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversidad Carlos III de MadridLeganés, MadridSpain
  2. 2.Bioinformatics at Centre for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics UPM-INIAMadridSpain
  3. 3.Division of Research and Postgraduate StudiesInstituto Tecnológico de OrizabaOrizabaMexico
  4. 4.Research Programme on Biomedical Informatics (GRIB), IMIM-Universitat Pompeu FabraBarcelonaSpain

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