Use and modeling of multi-agent systems in medicine
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Multi-Agent System (MAS), and more specifically, ontology-based MAS, are increasingly being proposed and used within the medical domain. In this paper we represent an ontology-based multi-agent system specifically designed to intelligently retrieve information about human diseases. Thehuman disease ontology is organized according to the four dimensions: disease types, symptoms, causes and treatments. The multi-agent system consists of four different types of agent: Interface, Manger, Information and Smart agent. We use of UML 2.1 to model social and goal-driven nature of agents. We believe that UML 2.1 has not only provided a way for standardized notation of MAS, but also for effective representation of the dynamic processes associated with these MAS.
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