Capturing Scientific Knowledge on Medical Risk Factors

Third, Allan; Kaldoudi, Eleni; Gkotsis, George; Roumeliotis, Stefanos; Pafili, Kalliope and Domingue, John (2015). Capturing Scientific Knowledge on Medical Risk Factors. In: 8th International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP 2015), 7-10 Oct 2015, Palisades, NY.


In this paper, we describe a model for representing scientific knowledge of risk factors in medicine in an explicit format which enables its use for automated reasoning. The resulting model supports linking the conclusions of up-to-date clinical research with data relating to individual patients. This model, which we have implemented as an ontology-based system using Linked Data, enables the capture of risk factor knowledge and serves as a translational research tool to apply that knowledge to assist with patient treatment, lifestyle, and education. Knowledge captured using this model can be disseminated for other intelligent systems to use for a variety of purposes, for example, to explore the state of the available medical knowledge.

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