Implementation of MedVI Agent a Medical Vocabulary Interpreter for Medical Agents

  • Beesung Kam
  • Il kon Kim
  • Hune Cho
  • Yun Sik Kwak
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4078)


Problems of having different vocabularies pointed at the same terminology for health care parties are today’s issue. Communication problem of this kind in health information system around the globe are still without answers. By fast growing Intelligent Agent technology in the medical field, this issue becomes large enough to halt the progress. Agents for valid communication need to have same understanding over the terminology. Misunderstanding about meaning of a specific terminology by human is as same as misunderstandings of intelligent agents about meaning of a term-which concludes a fault communication-with the difference that agents are connected to each other and can exchange though at no time. The problem is where an agent can report for a valid knowledge base and correct meaning of a term. This paper is addressing this issue by presenting a Medical Vocabulary Interpreter as an Agent (We assume it to be a well known software, waiting to answer questions about original meaning of a terminology and ready to reply-first in first out service) to share a vast amount of complex information pointing to the same root.


Intelligent Agent Autonomous Agent Medical Terminology Ontology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Beesung Kam
    • 1
    • 2
  • Il kon Kim
    • 1
  • Hune Cho
    • 1
  • Yun Sik Kwak
    • 1
  1. 1.Intelligent Health Information Sharing Research Center Dept. of EECSDept. of Medical Informatics Graduate Kyungpook National UniversityDaeguSouth Korea
  2. 2.Pusan National University BK21 Medical Science Education CenterPusanSouth Korea

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