Idan: A Distributed Temporal-Abstraction Mediator for Medical Databases

D Boaz, Y Shahar

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Many clinical domains involve the collection of different types and substantial numbers of data over time. This is especially true when monitoring chronic patients. It is highly desirable to assist human users (e.g., clinicians, researchers), or decision support applications (e.g., diagnosis, therapy, quality assessment), who need to interpret large amounts of time-oriented data by providing a useful method for querying not only raw data, but also its abstractions. A temporal-abstraction database mediator is a modular approach designed for answering abstract, time-oriented queries. Our approach focuses on the integration of multiple time-oriented data sources, domain-specific knowledge sources, and computation services. The mediator mediates abstract time-oriented queries from any application to the appropriate distributed components that can answer these queries. We describe a highly modular, distributed implementation of the temporal database mediator architecture in the medical domain, and provide insights regarding the effective implementation and application of such an architecture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArtificial Intelligence in Medicine - 9th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine in Europe, AIME 2003, Proceedings
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2003
Event9th Conference on Artificial Intelligence on in Medicine in Europe, AIME 2003 - Protaras, Cyprus
Duration: 18 Oct 200322 Oct 2003

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume2780 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference9th Conference on Artificial Intelligence on in Medicine in Europe, AIME 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science (all)


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