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In this paper we begin to investigate how to <i>automatically</i> determine the subjectivity orientation of questions posted by real users in community question answering (CQA) portals. Subjective questions seek answers containing private states, such as personal opinion and experience. In contrast, objective questions request objective, verifiable(More)
This work describes our experiences on discovering association rules in medical data to predict heart disease. We focus on two aspects in this work: mapping medical data to a transaction format suitable for mining association rules and identifying useful constraints. Based on these aspects we introduce an improved algorithm to discover constrained(More)
NLM's Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) is a very large ontology of biomedical and health data. In order to be used effectively for knowledge processing, it needs to be customized to a specific domain. In this paper, we present techniques to automatically discover domain-specific concepts, discover relationships between these concepts, build a context(More)
Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging has attained widespread clinical acceptance as a standard of care for patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease. A significant contribution to this success has been the use of computer techniques to provide objective quantitative assessment in interpreting these(More)
AIMS The last guidelines recommend a standardized 17-segment model for tomographic imaging of the left ventricle. The aim of this study is to analyse the correspondence of the 17 left ventricular segments with each coronary artery by myocardial perfusion SPECT studies. METHODS AND RESULTS Fifty patients selected for percutaneous revascularization of one(More)
The purpose of this guideline is to assist nuclear medicine practitioners in recommending, performing, interpreting , and reporting the results of myocardial perfusion imaging studies. Myocardial perfusion imaging uses an intravenously administered radiopharmaceutical to depict the distribution of blood flow in the myocardium. Perfusion imaging identifies(More)
UNLABELLED An expert system (PERFEX) developed for the computer-assisted interpretation of myocardial perfusion SPECT studies is now becoming widely available. To date, a systematic validation of the diagnostic performance of this expert system for the interpretation of myocardial perfusion SPECT studies has not been reported. METHODS To validate PERFEX's(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the diagnostic performance of a new dedicated ultrafast solid-state cardiac camera (Discovery NM 530c [DNM]) with standard dual detector cameras (S-SPECT) in myocardial perfusion imaging. The primary goal was a per-patient analysis of diagnostic performance of the DNM using S-SPECT as the reference standard. METHODS AND RESULTS In(More)