The Logic and Ontology of Assessment of Conditions in Older People

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Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 502)

Abstract

In this paper we present some views on ontologies and assessments, and the relation between logic and guidelines within municipal decision-making in elderly care. Logic is seen, on the one hand, as carrier of information, and, on the other hand, as including mechanisms for inference as underlying decision-making. The ontology and logic for the framework is based on a non-classical typing system where uncertainty is canonically developed in a category theory framework involving term monads both composed with other monads, and as viewed over other categories than just the category of sets. The main question is where uncertainty actually resides, so that they are canonically retrieved rather than amalgamated in ad hoc approaches.

Keywords

Assessment Diagnosis Home care Smart homes Database management. 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computing ScienceUmeå UniversityUmeåSweden

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