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An Ontology for Mapping Cerebral Death

  • António Silva
  • Filipe PortelaEmail author
  • Manuel Filipe Santos
  • António Abelha
  • José Machado
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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 571)

Abstract

Brain death is one of the most serious diagnoses that can be diagnosed in a patient. The possibility to detect it before its happening is one of the possible steps for the prevention of this event. The x-rays – Computed Tomography scans, are a very important test for the detection of this diagnosis. This paper proposes the use of an ontology on the registration of x-rays made to patients. This work was performed through the data provided by the Centro Hospitalar do Porto - Hospital de Santo António. The ontology was used based on an analysis made to the data and with the use of a dictionary developed in the same analysis. Finally, we added to the ontology the types of patients with brain death that were discovered in a previous work that used the dictionary that is present in this ontology.

Keywords

Ontologies X-rays Brain death Text mining Natural language processing Predictive medicine 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work has been supported by Compete: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007043 and FCT within the Project Scope UID/CEC/00319/2013.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • António Silva
    • 1
  • Filipe Portela
    • 1
    Email author
  • Manuel Filipe Santos
    • 1
  • António Abelha
    • 1
  • José Machado
    • 1
  1. 1.Algoritmi Research CentreUniversity of MinhoBragaPortugal

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