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dc.contributor.authorHadzic, Maja
dc.contributor.authorChang, Elizabeth
dc.identifier.citationHadzic, Maja and Chang, Elizabeth. 2005. Ontology-based multi-agent systems support human disease study and control, in Proceedings of International Conference on Self Organization and Adaptation of Multi-Agent and Grid Systems (SOAS), Dec 11 2005, pp. 129-141. Glasgow, UK: IOS Press.

The medical milieu is an open environment characterized by a variety of distributed, heterogeneous and autonomous information resources. Coordination, cooperation and exchange of information is important to the medical community. Efficient storage and acquisition of medical knowledge requires structured and standardized organization of data. We design a new ontology, called Generic Human Disease Ontology (GHDO), for the representation of knowledge regarding human diseases. The concepts of the GHDO ontology are organized into the following four ?dimensions?: Disease Types, Symptoms, Causes and Treatments. We align and merge existing ontologies against the four dimensions of GHDO. The designed ontology makes our query system suitable for different user categories. The process of problem decomposition into smaller sub-problems within a multi-agent system becomes much easier as well. We also design a multi-agent system framework over different information resources. The multi-agent system uses the common GHDO ontology for query formulation, information retrieval and information integration. This intelligent dynamic system provides opportunities to collect information from multiple information resources, to share data efficiently and to integrate and manage scientific results in a timely manner.

dc.publisherIOS Press
dc.subjectmulti-agent systems
dc.subjectintelligent information retrieval
dc.subjecthuman disease ontologies
dc.subjectgeneric human disease ontology
dc.subjectinformation systems
dc.subjectontology-based multi-agent systems
dc.titleOntology-based multi-agent systems support human disease study and control
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titleSelf-Organization and Autonomic Informatics (I)
dcterms.source.seriesSelf-Organization and Autonomic Informatics (I)
dcterms.source.conferenceInternational Conference on Self Organization and Adaptation of Multi-Agent and Grid Systems (SOAS)
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateDec 11 2005
dcterms.source.conferencelocationGlasgow, UK
dcterms.source.placeAmsterdam, The Netherlands
curtin.departmentCentre for Extended Enterprises and Business Intelligence
curtin.accessStatusFulltext not available
curtin.facultyCurtin Business School
curtin.facultySchool of Information Systems

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