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Semantic virtual patients: using semantic web technology to improve virtual patients for medical education

Duboc, Jean-Rémy and Choi, Sunhea and Weal, Mark J. (2011) Semantic virtual patients: using semantic web technology to improve virtual patients for medical education. pp. 1-4. In: Proceedings of the ACM WebSci'11, June 14-17 2011, Koblenz, Germany.

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Abstract

This poster presents an interdisciplinary project on virtual patients. Virtual patients are systems designed to help medical students practice their clinical skills in a safe environment, using feedback provided by the system to reflect on their clinical decisions. A review of existing virtual patient systems has been conducted, and limitations in terms of feedback have been identified in existing systems. This paper proposes that semantic web technologies will help to alleviate some of these limitations. A new virtual patient system has been designed, and semantic web technologies are used in order to benefit from existing semantic data already available on the web, thus facilitating the virtual case editing process. Semantic data is also used to generate automated feedback according to each student’s choice of interview questions and examinations.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Web Science Comments:WebSci Conference 2011
Subjects:WS1 Computer Science > WS13 Semantic Web
Web Science Events > Web Science 2011
ID Code:489
Deposited By: Lisa Sugiura
Deposited On:07 Jun 2011 16:40
Last Modified:25 Oct 2011 17:08

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