Applications of Artificial Intelligence Methods to Medical Decision Making in Gastroenterology
In 1954 an article appeard in The Lancet in which Nash  described the logoscope, a frame-based apparatus to assist the reasoning of physicians. Five years later Ledley and Lusted  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.
KeywordsExpert System Hepatic Encephalopathy Medical Decision Medical Informatics Artificial Intelligence Technique
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