Integrating rule-based and case-based decision making in diabetic patient management

Riccardo Bellazzi, Stefania Montani, Luigi Portinale, Alberto Riva

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Abstract

The integration of rule-based and case-based reasoning is particularly useful in medical applications, where both general rules and specific patient cases are usually available. In the present paper we aim at presenting a decision support tool for Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus management relying on such a kind of integration. This multi-modal reasoning system aims at providing physicians with a suitable solution to the problem of therapy planning by exploiting, in the most flexible way, the strengths of the two selected methods. In particular, the integration is pursued without considering one of the modality as the most prominent reasoning method, but exploiting complementarity in all possible ways. In fact, while rules provide suggestions on the basis of a situation detection mechanism that relies on structured prior knowledge, CBR may be used to specialize and dynamically adapt the rules on the basis of the patient’s characteristics and of the accumulated experience. On the other hand, if a particular patient class is not sufficiently covered by cases, the use of rules may be exploited to try to learn suitable situations, in order to improve the competence of the case-based component. Such a work will be integrated in the EU funded project T-IDDM architecture, and has been preliminary tested on a set of cases generated by a diabetic patient simulator.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages386-400
Number of pages15
Volume1650
ISBN (Print)3540662375, 9783540662372
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Event3rd International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning, ICCBR 1999 - Seeon Monastery, Germany
Duration: Jul 27 1999Jul 30 1999

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume1650
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning, ICCBR 1999
CountryGermany
CitySeeon Monastery
Period7/27/997/30/99

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Bellazzi, R., Montani, S., Portinale, L., & Riva, A. (1999). Integrating rule-based and case-based decision making in diabetic patient management. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 1650, pp. 386-400). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 1650). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-48508-2_28