Applications of Artificial Intelligence Methods to Medical Decision Making in Gastroenterology

  • G. Molino
  • M. Torchio
  • P. Avagnina
Conference paper


In 1954 an article appeard in The Lancet in which Nash [1] described the logoscope, a frame-based apparatus to assist the reasoning of physicians. Five years later Ledley and Lusted [2] published a paper analyzing the reasoning foundations of medical diagnosis. Since then a large amount of work has been done in developing programs designed to help medical decision making. However, after about three decades, the urgent need for a better understanding of what has been done, and what could be done in the future brings us to the question about the reasoning foundations of medical decision making.


Expert System Hepatic Encephalopathy Medical Decision Medical Informatics Artificial Intelligence Technique 
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  • G. Molino
  • M. Torchio
  • P. Avagnina

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