Temporal representation and reasoning in medicine: Research directions and challenges

Klaus-Peter Adlassnig, Carlo Combi, Amar K. Das, Elpida T. Keravnou, Giuseppe Pozzi
2006 Artificial Intelligence in Medicine  
Objective: The main aim of this paper is to propose and discuss promising directions of research in the field of temporal representation and reasoning in medicine, taking into account the recent scientific literature and challenging issues of current interest as viewed from the different research perspectives of the authors of the paper. Background: Temporal representation and reasoning in medicine is a well-known field of research in the medical as well as computer science community. It
more » ... sses several topics, such as summarizing data from temporal clinical databases, reasoning on temporal clinical data for therapeutic assessments, and modeling uncertainty in clinical knowledge and data. It is also related to several medical tasks, such as monitoring intensive care patients, providing treatments for chronic patients, as well as planning and scheduling clinical routine activities within complex healthcare organizations. Methodology: The authors jointly identified significant research areas based on their importance as for temporal representation and reasoning issues; the subjects were considered to be promising topics of future activity. Every subject was addressed in detail by one or two authors and then discussed with the entire team to achieve a consensus about future fields of research.
doi:10.1016/j.artmed.2006.10.001 pmid:17081736 fatcat:mdcczsayzvgptca67ivy65z46q