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An Expert System for Microbiological Data Validation and Surveillance

  • E. Lamma
  • P. Mello
  • A. Nanetti
  • G. Poli
  • F. Riguzzi
  • S. Storari
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2199)

Abstract

In this work, we describe a system for microbiological laboratory data validation and bacteria infections monitoring. In the following sections we report about the first results we have obtained with a prototype that adopts a knowledge-base approach for identifying critical situations and correspondingly issuing alarms. The knowledge base has been obtained from international standard guidelines for microbiological laboratory practice and from expert suggestions.

Keywords

Expert System Laboratory Expert Knowledge Elicitation Exception Rule Infection History 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Lamma
    • 1
  • P. Mello
    • 2
  • A. Nanetti
    • 3
  • G. Poli
    • 4
  • F. Riguzzi
    • 1
  • S. Storari
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EngineeringUniversity of FerraraFerraraItaly
  2. 2.DEISUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly
  3. 3.Clinical, Specialist and Experimental medicine department Microbiology sectionUniversity of BolognaItaly
  4. 4.DIANOEMA S.p.A.BolognaItaly

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