A Formal Logical Framework for Cadiag-2

Abstract

Cadiag-2-where "Cadiag" stands for "computer-assisted diagnosis"- is an expert system based on fuzzy logic assisting in the differential diagnosis in internal medicine. With its aid, it is possible to derive from possibly vague information about a patient's symptoms, signs, laboratory test results, and clinical findings conjectures about present diseases. In this paper, we provide a mathematical formalization of the inferential mechanism of Cadiag-2. The aim is to have a formal logical calculus at hand which corresponds to the mode of operation of Cadiag-2 and which is among others needed to perform consistency checking of Cadiag-2's medical knowledge base.

DOI: 10.3233/978-1-60750-044-5-648

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@article{Ciabattoni2009AFL, title={A Formal Logical Framework for Cadiag-2}, author={Agata Ciabattoni and Thomas Vetterlein and Klaus-Peter Adlassnig}, journal={Studies in health technology and informatics}, year={2009}, volume={150}, pages={648-52} }