RECTIN System Design

  • Katarzyna A. TarnowskaEmail author
  • Zbigniew W. Ras
  • Pawel J. Jastreboff
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 685)


RECTIN system (shortcut for RECommender for TINnitus) is a prototyping method proposed within this work to verify the hypothesis of possibility to apply information technology in supporting physicians, dealing with tinnitus patients, in the diagnosis and treatment. This chapter describes major steps in the system design: analysis with main use cases for the system, deployment architecture, with detailed description of each component and implementation project, including transactional database and application. Also, knowledge engineering approach is presented, along with detailed description of raw dataset of tinnitus patients and visits, which was made available to the authors. This section also introduces approach taken to data preprocessing so that to make it useful for creating a knowledge base, on which data mining can be performed.


Medical Facility Tinnitus Patient Tinnitus Severity Transactional Database Tinnitus Handicap Inventory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katarzyna A. Tarnowska
    • 1
    Email author
  • Zbigniew W. Ras
    • 1
  • Pawel J. Jastreboff
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of North Carolina at CharlotteCharlotteUSA
  2. 2.Department of OtolaryngologyEmory University School of MedicineAtlantaUSA

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