Accessing and representing knowledge in the medical field: Visual and lexical modalities

Imon Banerjee, Chiara Eva Catalano, Francesco Robbiano, Michela Spagnuolo

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One of the challenging directions of the research in modern medicine is modeling a digital patient, i.e. a digital counterpart that should represent and abstract the real patient in all his/her medically relevant aspects. The digital patient is nowadays a realistic vision: we witness a huge flow of data every day, either born-digital or easy to digitize. This flow is constituted by numerical measurements (lab data, bedside measurements, home instrumentation), recorded information (family history, patient medical history, current complaints, symptoms), signals (ECG, EEG, EMG), images (X-ray, MRI, CT, Ultrasound), physical examinations, and narrative text (e.g. doctor's notes, discharge summaries) [1].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication3D Multiscale Physiological Human
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781447162759
ISBN (Print)1447162749, 9781447162742
StatePublished - Sep 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)


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