A development environment for knowledge-based medical applications on the world-wide web

A. Riva, R. Bellazzi, G. Lanzola, M. Stefanelli

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Abstract

The World-Wide Web (WWW) is increasingly being used as a platform to develop distributed applications, particularly in contexts, such as medical ones, where high usability and availability are required. In this paper we propose a methodology for the development of knowledge-based medical applications on the web, based on the use of an explicit domain ontology to automatically generate parts of the system. We describe a development environment, centred on the LISPWEB Common Lisp HTTP server, that supports this methodology, and we show how it facilitates the creation of complex web- based applications, by overcoming the limitations that normally affect the adequacy of the web for this purpose. Finally, we present an outline of a system for the management of diabetic patients built using the LISPWEB environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-293
Number of pages15
JournalArtificial Intelligence in Medicine
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1998

Keywords

  • Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
  • Knowledge-based systems
  • Web-based applications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Medicine(all)

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