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Writing clinical practice guidelines in controlled natural language


Shiffman, R N; Michel, G; Krauthammer, M; Fuchs, N E; Kaljurand, K; Kuhn, T (2009). Writing clinical practice guidelines in controlled natural language. In: Workshop on Controlled Natural Language (CNL 2009), Marettimo, Italy, 8 June 2009 - 10 June 2009, 265-280.

Abstract

Clinicians could benefit from decision support systems incorporating the knowledge contained in clinical practice guidelines. However, the unstructured form of these guidelines makes them unsuitable for formal representation. To address this challenge we translated a complete set of pediatric guideline recommendations into Attempto Controlled English (ACE). One experienced pediatrician, one physician and a knowledge engineer assessed that a suitably extended version of ACE can accurately and naturally represent the clinical concepts and the proposed actions of the guidelines. Currently, we are developing a systematic and replicable approach to authoring guideline recommendations in ACE.

Abstract

Clinicians could benefit from decision support systems incorporating the knowledge contained in clinical practice guidelines. However, the unstructured form of these guidelines makes them unsuitable for formal representation. To address this challenge we translated a complete set of pediatric guideline recommendations into Attempto Controlled English (ACE). One experienced pediatrician, one physician and a knowledge engineer assessed that a suitably extended version of ACE can accurately and naturally represent the clinical concepts and the proposed actions of the guidelines. Currently, we are developing a systematic and replicable approach to authoring guideline recommendations in ACE.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Computational Linguistics
03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
410 Linguistics
Language:English
Event End Date:10 June 2009
Deposited On:21 Jan 2011 08:06
Last Modified:18 Feb 2018 00:50
Publisher:Springer
Series Name:Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Number:5972
ISSN:0302-9743
ISBN:978-3-642-14418-9
Additional Information:The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
OA Status:Green
Official URL:http://www.springerlink.com/content/487n5747l784783p/

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