CADIAG 1: A Computer-Assisted Diagnostic System on the Basis of Symbolic Logic and Its Application in Internal Medicine

  • K.-P. Adlaßnig
  • G. Kolarz
  • F. Lipomersky
  • I. Gröger
  • G. Grabner
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 16)


Given a patient’s symptom pattern, the computer-assisted diagnostic system is able to deduce medical diagnoses logically and to explain them. Not only proven or excluded diagnoses are presented but also diagnostic hypotheses attached to proposals for further examinations of the patient. At present, an extended application in rheumatology involving 1.500 cases with 2.000 symptoms, signs and test results of 200 diseases is being tested.


Medical Knowledge Rheumatic Fever Semantic Network Diagnostic Hypothesis Documentary System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K.-P. Adlaßnig
    • 1
  • G. Kolarz
    • 2
  • F. Lipomersky
    • 1
  • I. Gröger
    • 1
  • G. Grabner
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical Computer SciencesUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Rheumatology and Focal DiseasesBadenAustria

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