A multiple-ontology customizable search interface for retrieval of clinical guidelines

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Abstract

A major problem in the effective use of clinical guidelines is fast and accurate access at the point of care. Thus, we are developing a digital electronic guideline library (DeGeL) and a set of tools for incremental conversion of free-text guidelines into increasingly machine-comprehensible representations, which support automated application. Even if guidelines are represented in electronic fashion, care providers need to be able to quickly retrieve the guidelines that best fit the clinical situation at hand. We describe Vaidurya, a search and retrieval engine that exploits the hybrid nature of guideline representation in the DeGeL architecture. Vaidurya can use not only free-text keywords, but also multiple semantic indices along which the guidelines are classified, and the mark up of guidelines in DeGeL, using the semantic roles of one or more guideline-representation languages (ontologies). Vaidurya offers a wide variety of querying options, in order to enable different types of users to query the guideline library in a manner that is both efficient and user friendly. We describe the customizable query interface, in which each user can create their own personal query interface.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer-Based Support for Clinical Guidelines and Protocols - Proceedings of the Symposium on Computerized Guidelines and Protocols, CGP 2004
PublisherIOS Press
Pages127-131
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)158603412X, 9781586034122
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2004
EventSymposium on Computerized Guidelines and Protocols, CGP 2004 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 12 Apr 200414 Apr 2004

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume101
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

ConferenceSymposium on Computerized Guidelines and Protocols, CGP 2004
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period12/04/0414/04/04

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