Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: 9th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine in Europe, AIME 2003, Protaras, Cyprus, October 18-22, 2003, Proceedings / Edition 1

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine in Europe, AIME 2003, held in Protaras, Cyprus, in October 2003.

The 24 revised full papers and 26 revised short papers presented together with two invited contributions were carefully reviewed and selected from 65 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on temporal reasoning, ontology and terminology, image processing and simulation, guidelines and clinical prools, terminology and natural language issues, machine learning, probabilistic networks and Bayesian models, case-based reasoning and decision support, and data mining and knowledge discovery.

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On-Line Extraction of Successive Temporal Sequences from ICU High-Frequency Data for Decision Support Information 1
Quality Assessment of Hemodialysis Services through Temporal Data Mining 11
Idan: A Distributed Temporal-Abstraction Mediator for Medical Databases 21
Prognosis of Approaching Infectious Diseases 31
Modeling Multimedia and Temporal Aspects of Semistructured Clinical Data 36
NEONATE: Decision Support in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - A Preliminary Report 41
Abstracting the Patient Therapeutic History through a Heuristic-Based Qualitative Handling of Temporal Indeterminacy 46
How to Represent Medical Ontologies in View of a Semantic Web? 51
Using Description Logics for Managing Medical Terminologies 61
Ontology for Task-Based Clinical Guidelines and the Theory of Granular Partitions 71
Speech Interfaces for Point-of-Care Guideline Systems 76
Text Categorization prior to Indexing for the CISMEF Health Catalogue 81
Bodily Systems and the Modular Structure of the Human Body 86
Multi-agent Approach for Image Processing: A Case Study for MRI Human Brain Scans Interpretation 91
Qualitative Simulation of Shock States in a Virtual Patient 101
3D Segmentation of MR Brain Images into White Matter, Gray Matter and Cerebro-Spinal Fluid by Means of Evidence Theory 112
A Knowledge-Based System for the Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease 117
DEGEL: A Hybrid, Multiple-Ontology Framework for Specification and Retrieval of Clinical Guidelines 122
Experiences in the Formalisation and Verification of Medical Protocols 132
Enhancing Conventional Web Content with Intelligent Knowledge Processing 142
Linking Clinical Guidelines with Formal Representations 152
Computerised Advice on Drug Dosage Decisions in Childhood Leukaemia: A Method and a Safety Strategy 158
The NewGuide Project: Guidelines, Information Sharing and Learning from Exceptions 163
Managing Theoretical Single-Disease Guideline Recommendations for Actual Multiple-Disease Patients 168
Informal and Formal Medical Guidelines: Bridging the Gap 173
Rhetorical Coding of Health Promotion Dialogues 179
Learning Derived Words from Medical Corpora 189
Learning-Free Text Categorization 199
Knowledge-Based Query Expansion over a Medical Terminology Oriented Ontology on the Web 209
Linking Rules to Terminologies and Applications in Medical Planning 214
Classification of Ovarian Tumors Using Bayesian Least Squares Support Vector Machines 219
Attribute Interactions in Medical Data Analysis 229
Combining Supervised and Unsupervised Methods to Support Early Diagnosis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma 239
Analysis of Gene Expression Data by the Logic Minimization Approach 244
A Journey trough Clinical Applications of Multimethod Decision Trees 249
Detailing Test Characteristics for Probabilistic Networks 254
Bayesian Learning of the Gas Exchange Properties of the Lung for Prediction of Arterial Oxygen Saturation 264
Hierarchical Dirichlet Learning - Filling in the Thin Spots in a Database 274
A Bayesian Neural Network Approach for Sleep Apnea Classification 284
Probabilistic Networks as Probabilistic Forecasters 294
Finding and Explaining Optimal Treatments 299
Acquisition of Adaptation Knowledge for Breast Cancer Treatment Decision Support 304
Case Based Reasoning for Medical Decision-Support in a Safety Critical Environment 314
Constraint Reasoning in Deep Biomedical Models 324
Interactive Decision Support for Medical Planning 335
Compliance with the Hyperlipidaemia Consensus: Clinicians versus the Computer 340
WoundCare: A Palm Pilot-Based Expert System for the Treatment of Pressure Ulcers 345
VIE-DIAB: A Support Program for Telemedical Glycaemic Control 350
Drifting Concepts as Hidden Factors in Clinical Studies 355
Multi-relational Data Mining in Medical Databases 365
Is It Time to Trade "Wet-Work" for Network? 375
Robots as Models of the Brain: What Can We Learn from Modelling Rat Navigation and Infant Imitation Games? 377
Author Index 387
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