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Knowledge Acquisition for Medical Diagnosis Using Collective Intelligence


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.

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Hernández-Chan, G., Rodríguez-González, A., Alor-Hernández, G. et al. Knowledge Acquisition for Medical Diagnosis Using Collective Intelligence. J Med Syst 36, 5–9 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10916-012-9886-3

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  • Collective intelligence
  • Data knowledge acquisition
  • Medical diagnosis
  • Wisdom of the crowds