Development of an Ontology for Supporting Diagnosis in Psychiatry

  • Cátia SilvaEmail author
  • Goreti Marreiros
  • Nuno Silva
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 290)


Psychiatry is the medical specialty responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders, in an attempt to secure mental health in the human beings. However, the human brain is a very complex organ, which makes the diagnosis of this kind of illnesses a hard task. Considering this fact, an ontology was conceived with the task of inferring one or more psychiatric disorders depending on the symptoms presented by a patient.


Eating Disorder Mood Disorder Major Depressive Disorder Psychotic Disorder Mood Episode 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GECAD - Knowledge engineering and Decision Support Research Center, School of EngineeringPolytechnic of PortoPortoPortugal

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