Modelling the Veterinary Diagnostic Process Using Rules and Cases

  • Rosemary Gilligan
  • Venky Shankararaman
  • Pam Hinton
  • Stephen May
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The veterinary medical domain has been a difficult area to model for many reasons. In this paper we report our work which has been towards investigating two alternative approaches to solve this problem. The veterinary medical domain was modelled using both a rule-based and a case-based approach. The two prototype systems developed were then presented to clinicians at the Royal Veterinary College. The feedback from the clinicians indicated that the CBR approach was more appropriate and also would have value as a teaching aid.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rosemary Gilligan
    • 1
  • Venky Shankararaman
    • 1
  • Pam Hinton
    • 1
  • Stephen May
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of HertfordshireHatfieldUK
  2. 2.Equine Referral Hospital, Royal Veterinary CollegeUniversity of LondonHatfieldUK

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