Elicitation of Neurological Knowledge with ABML
The paper describes the process of knowledge elicitation for a neurological decision support system. To alleviate the difficult problem of knowledge elicitation from data and domain experts, we used a recently developed technique called ABML (Argument Based Machine Learning). The paper demonstrates ABML’s advantage in combining machine learning and expert knowledge. ABML guides the expert to explain critical special cases which cannot be handled automatically by machine learning. This very efficiently reduces the expert’s workload, and combines it with automatically learned knowledge. We developed a decision support system to help the neurologists differentiate between three types of tremors: Parkinsonian, essential, and mixed tremor (co-morbidity). The system is intended to act as a second opinion for the neurologists, and most importantly to help them reduce the number of patients in the “gray area” that require a very costly further examination (DaTSCAN).
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