A Case-Based Reasoning Framework for Clinical Decision Making

  • Ivett E. Fuentes HerreraEmail author
  • Beatriz Valdés Pérez
  • María M. García Lorenzo
  • Leticia Arco García
  • Mabel M. Herrera González
  • Rolando de la C. Fuentes Morales
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10632)


The information is increasing in hospital centers due to the widespread use of Electronical Medical Records, which make it necessary to develop new methods capable of processing information and ensuring its productive use. In this paper is proposed a framework of case-based reasoning for systems of clinical decision making by using the complete linkage hierarchical algorithm. Next, it is shown the series of steps that involve the pre-processing performed in this work and how to calculate a similarity measure between the new problem and each case based on textual features. The presented retrieve and adaptation mechanisms allow a better case retrieval and they can support clinical diagnosis.


Clustering Knowledge discovering Case base reasoning Electronic medical records 



The authors acknowledge the support of the Department of Propaedeutics and Internal Medicine of the Provincial Hospital “Celestino Hernández Robau” in Villa Clara, Cuba. We are especially grateful to the doctors of the Internal Medicine Service.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivett E. Fuentes Herrera
    • 1
    Email author
  • Beatriz Valdés Pérez
    • 1
  • María M. García Lorenzo
    • 1
  • Leticia Arco García
    • 1
  • Mabel M. Herrera González
    • 2
  • Rolando de la C. Fuentes Morales
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversidad Central “Marta Abreu” de Las VillasSanta ClaraCuba
  2. 2.Medicine DepartmentUniversidad de Ciencias Médicas de Villa Clara Dr. “Serafín Ruíz de Zarate Ruiz”Santa ClaraCuba

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