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The diffusion of clinical guidelines to describe the proper way to deal with patients’ situations is spreading out and opens new issues in the context of modeling and managing (temporal) information about medical activities. Guidelines can be seen as processes describing the sequence of activities to be executed, and thus approaches proposed in the business(More)
A large volume of research in temporal data mining is focusing on discovering temporal rules from time-stamped data. The majority of the methods proposed so far have been mainly devoted to the mining of temporal rules which describe relationships between data sequences or instantaneous events and do not consider the presence of complex temporal patterns(More)
We present a brief, nonexhaustive overview of research efforts in designing and developing time-oriented systems in medicine. The growing volume of research on time-oriented systems in medicine can be viewed from either an application point of view, focusing on different generic tasks (e.g. diagnosis) and clinical areas (e.g. cardiology), or from a(More)
A crucial component for turning any temporal reasoning system into a real-world application that can be adopted by a wide base of users is given by its user interface. After analyzing and discussing the state of the art for the visualization of temporal intervals and relations, this paper proposes three new solutions to the problem of visualizing temporal(More)
Recent attempts to automate business processes and medical-treatment processes have uncovered the need for a formal framework that can accommodate not only temporal constraints, but also observations and actions with uncontrollable durations. To meet this need, this paper defines a Conditional Simple Temporal Network with Uncertainty (CSTNU) that combines(More)
OBJECTIVE The main aim of this paper is to propose and discuss promising directions of research in the field of temporal representation and reasoning in medicine, taking into account the recent scientific literature and challenging issues of current interest as viewed from the different research perspectives of the authors of the paper. BACKGROUND(More)
Workflow technology has emerged as one of the leading technologies in modeling, redesigning, and executing business processes. The management of temporal aspects in the definition of a workflow process has been considered only recently in the literature. Currently available Workflow Management Systems (<i>WfMS</i>) and research prototypes offer a very(More)
In the field of databases, time management at different levels of granularity has been an issue for several years, for instance when dealing with clinical information from different databases using different time units, dealing with natural language expressions, or when dealing with temporal uncertainty. A temporal data model is proposed to manage the(More)
Granularity is an integral feature of both anchored (e.g., 25 October 1995, July 1996) and unanchored (e.g., 3 minutes, 6 hours 20 minutes, 5 days) temporal data. In supporting temporal data that is specified in different granularities, numerous approaches have been proposed to deal with the issues of converting temporal data from one granularity to(More)