A Knowledge Based Framework for Case-specific Diagnosis

Ganesh Ram Santhanam, Gopalakrishnan Sivaprakasam, Giora Slutzki, Samik Basu

Abstract

We present a framework whereby the expert knowledge of a domain is represented as a description logic knowledge base. Based on this framework, we present an approach that uses a knowledge based system for diagnosis that allows users to key in findings for a case, and obtain the corresponding differential diagnosis for a case. The framework also prompts hypothetical findings that can effectively guide the user towards a targeted diagnosis. The framework allows iterative and interactive updates of the case specific knowledge. Computing the differential diagnosis and hypotheses can be formulated directly as conjunctive queries on the original knowledge base using the case specific knowledge. We illustrate the applicability of our framework in the context of medical diagnosis, although the approach is equally applicable in a broad range of diagnosis problems such as network forensics and criminal investigation.

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Ram Santhanam G., Sivaprakasam G., Slutzki G. and Basu S. (2015). A Knowledge Based Framework for Case-specific Diagnosis . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART, ISBN 978-989-758-074-1, pages 482-488. DOI: 10.5220/0005272104820488


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icaart15,
author={Ganesh Ram Santhanam and Gopalakrishnan Sivaprakasam and Giora Slutzki and Samik Basu},
title={A Knowledge Based Framework for Case-specific Diagnosis},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART,},
year={2015},
pages={482-488},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005272104820488},
isbn={978-989-758-074-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART,
TI - A Knowledge Based Framework for Case-specific Diagnosis
SN - 978-989-758-074-1
AU - Ram Santhanam G.
AU - Sivaprakasam G.
AU - Slutzki G.
AU - Basu S.
PY - 2015
SP - 482
EP - 488
DO - 10.5220/0005272104820488