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Integrating Ripple Down Rules with Ontologies in an Oncology Domain

  • Rodrigo Martínez-Béjar
  • Francisca Ibañez-Cruz
  • Paul Compton
  • Jesualdo Tomás Fernández-Breis
  • Manuel De las Heras-González
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2101)

Abstract

An ontology can be seen as an specification of a domain knowledge conceptualisation. Nowadays, ontological engineering is a widespread manner to achieve knowledge reuse and sharing that has been applied to clinical domains. Ripple Down Rules is a user-centred approach that allows users to perform knowledge acquisition as well as system maintenance. In this work, we show an approach through which users can specify conceptualisations and perform knowledge acquisition and system maintenance. The approach has been applied in oncology.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rodrigo Martínez-Béjar
    • 1
  • Francisca Ibañez-Cruz
    • 1
  • Paul Compton
    • 3
  • Jesualdo Tomás Fernández-Breis
    • 1
  • Manuel De las Heras-González
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de Ingeniería de la Información y de las ComunicacionesUniversidad de MurciaEspinardo (Murcia)Spain
  2. 2.Oncology ServiceVirgen de la Arrixaca HospitalMurciaSpain
  3. 3.Department of Artificial Intelligence, School of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

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