The use of fuzzy information retrieval in knowledge-based management of patients' clinical profiles

  • Ladislav J. Kohout
  • Moncef Kallala
Section III Applications
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 286)


This paper demonstrates how fuzzy relational information retrieval techniques are utilised in the context of clinical decision making by means of knowledge-based system. Our example of practical application outlines the use of the methods for retrieval of patterns describing dexterity assessment of neurological patients through handwriting. A partial view of the architecture of DEXTERON KBS unit is presented and the role of fuzzy information retrieval techniques in its design is outlined.


Information Retrieval Fuzzy Relation Hasse Diagram Implication Operator Information Retrieval Technique 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ladislav J. Kohout
    • 1
  • Moncef Kallala
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Computer ScienceBrunel UniversityUxbridgeEngland, UK
  2. 2.Dept. of PsychologyUniversity of ReadingReadingEngland, UK

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