Managing Valid Time Semantics for Semistructured Multimedia Clinical Data

  • Carlo Combi
  • Barbara Oliboni
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4254)


In this paper we propose an approach to manage in a correct way valid time semantics for semistructured temporal clinical information. In particular, we use a graph-based data model to represent radiological clinical data, focusing on the patient model of the well known DICOM standard, and define the set of (graphical) constraints needed to guarantee that the history of the given application domain is consistent.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlo Combi
    • 1
  • Barbara Oliboni
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of VeronaVeronaItaly

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