DermatExpert: Dermatological Diagnosis through the Internet

  • Hans W. Guesgen
  • Jeong Seon Koo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1821)

Abstract

This paper describes the internet-based expert system DermatExpert. DermatExpert allows users to self-diagnose the most common dermatological diseases at a sub-professional level, using various heuristics and diagnostic strategies. The main process in DermatExpert is an optimization process, which searches among candidate solutions that could explain the patient’s symptoms, trying to exclude hopeless candidates as early as possible.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans W. Guesgen
    • 1
  • Jeong Seon Koo
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

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