Semantic Description of Healthcare Devices to Enable Data Integration

  • Antonella Carbonaro
  • Filippo Piccinini
  • Roberto Reda
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 738)

Abstract

With the blooming of data created for example by IoT devices, the possibility to handle all information coming from healthcare applications is becoming increasingly challenging. Cognitive computing systems can be used to analyse large information volume by providing insights and recommendations to represent, access, integrate, and investigate data in order to improve outcomes across many domains, including healthcare. This paper presents an ontology-based system for the eHealth domain. It provides semantic interoperability among heterogeneous IoT devices and facilitates data integration and sharing. The novelty of the proposed approach lies in exploiting semantic web technologies to explicitly describe the meaning of sensor data and define a common communication strategy for information representation and exchange.

Keywords

eHealth Semantic web technologies Ontology-based representation IoT Cognitive computing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonella Carbonaro
    • 1
  • Filippo Piccinini
    • 2
  • Roberto Reda
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Istituto Scientifico Romagnolo per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori (IRST) S.r.l., IRCCS, Oncology Research HospitalMeldolaItaly

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