Biomedical Informatics

Discovering Knowledge in Big Data

  • Andreas Holzinger

About this book


This book provides a broad overview of the topic Bioinformatics (medical informatics + biological information) with a focus on data, information and knowledge. From data acquisition and storage to visualization, privacy, regulatory, and other practical and theoretical topics, the author touches on several fundamental aspects of the innovative interface between the medical and computational domains that form biomedical informatics. Each chapter starts by providing a useful inventory of definitions and commonly used acronyms for each topic, and throughout the text, the reader finds several real-world examples, methodologies, and ideas that complement the technical and theoretical background. Also at the beginning of each chapter a new section called "key problems", has been added, where the author discusses possible traps and unsolvable or major problems. This new edition includes new sections at the end of each chapter, called "future outlook and research avenues," providing pointers to future challenges.


Biomedical Data Biomedical Databases & Information Retrieval Biomedical Decision Making, Reasoning & Decision Support Biomedical Informatics Biomedical Information Biomedical Knowledge Computational Sciences and Life Sciences Interactive Information Visualization & Visual Analytics Medical Data Medical Data Mining & Knowledge Discovery Medical Informatics Medical Information Medical Privacy, Safety & Security Medical System Design, Usability & Evaluation Medical knowledge Structured, weakly structured and unstructured biomedical data

Authors and affiliations

  • Andreas Holzinger
    • 1
  1. 1.Medical University Graz and Graz University of TechnologyGrazAustria

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-04527-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-04528-3
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