Bernardo Gonçalves

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The latest population-based studies in the medical literature worldwide indicate that acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients still experience prolonged delay to be rescued, which often results in morbidity and mortality. This paper reports from a technological standpoint a teleconsultation and monitoring system named AToMS. This system addresses the(More)
In this paper we test the hypothesis that a domain reference ontology of the electrocardiogram (ECG) can be employed in an effective manner to achieve semantic integration between ECG data standards. Several standardization initiatives, namely AHA/MIT-BIH (Physionet), SCP-ECG and HL7 aECG, have led to heterogeneous conceptualizations of the ECG domain. We(More)
Computational technologies have been increasingly explored to make biomedical knowledge and data more accessible for human understanding, comparison, analysis and communication. In this context, ontology has been recognized in the bioinformatics literature as a suitable technique for advancing knowledge and data representations in Biomedicine. Moreover,(More)
The latest computer and communication technologies in combination with an enhanced ECG analysis system can be used to improve cardiac patient's follow-up out-of-hospital. In this way, real-time transmission of the so-called ambulatory electrocardiogram (AECG) to a remote health application with awareness of the patient's context can support decision making(More)
In view of the paradigm shift that makes science ever more data-driven, in this thesis we propose a synthesis method for encoding and managing large-scale deterministic scientific hypotheses as uncertain and probabilistic data. In the form of mathematical equations, hypotheses symmetrically relate aspects of the studied phenomena. For computing predictions,(More)
As the problems of interest in large-scale science are ever more complex or intertwined , scientists can benefit from machinery to manage hypotheses and their interconnection in the context of a large-scale research project. A partial order is assumed to model hypothesis interconnectivity, meaning that hypotheses may be 'based on or equal to' one another.(More)
One of the main issues that inhibit the development of context-aware mobile applications is the lack of systematic methods for sensor data acquisition. This lack, however, is a result of the diversity of sensor data and its acquisition devices. In face of this, there is a need for general engineering solutions in order to address the common sensor data(More)
—In the era of data-intensive science and big data, much of the scientific thinking has been shifting to the data analysis phase of the research life cycle. To meet this paradigm shift, the vision of Υ-DB abstracts deterministic scientific hypotheses as a kind of uncertain data. It comprises a probabilistic database design methodology for the systematic(More)