A Personalization Environment for Multi-version Clinical Guidelines

  • Fabio Grandi
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 127)


In this work, we introduce a personalization environment for the representation and efficient management of multi-version clinical guidelines. The environment is composed of an XML repository accessed through a personalization engine, which uses temporal perspective, patient profile and context information to reconstruct a guideline version tailored to a specific use case. In particular, we apply and extend to clinical guidelines solutions we previously developed for norm texts in the legal domain, and show how multi-version representation capabilities and personalization query facilities can be added to their management.


Clinical guidelines Document retrieval Temporal database Ontologies Personalization Versioning XML 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabio Grandi
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  1. 1.Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informatica e SistemisticaAlma Mater Studiorum – Università di BolognaBolognaItaly

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