Knowledge reuse is now a critical issue for most developers of medical knowledge-based systems.
As a rule, reuse is addressed from an ambitious, knowledge-engineering perspective that focuses on reusable general purpose knowledge modules, concepts, and methods.
However, such a general goal fails to take into account the specific aspects of medical practice.
From the point of view of the knowledge engineer, whose goal is to capture the specific features and intricacies of a given domain, this approach addresses the wrong level of generality.
In this paper, we adopt a more pragmatic viewpoint, introducing the less ambitious goal of « domain-dependent limited reuse » and suggesting effective means of achieving it in practice.
In a knowledge representation framework combining objects and production rules, we propose three mechanisms emerging from the combination of object-oriented programming and rule-based programming.
We show these mechanisms contribute to achieve limited reuse and to introduce useful limited variations in medical expertise.
Mots-clés Pascal : Informatique biomédicale, Base connaissance, Réutilisation, Représentation connaissances, Homme, Réglementation, Expertise médicale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Biomedical data processing, Knowledge base, Reuse, Knowledge representation, Human, Regulation, Medical expertise
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0096582
Code Inist : 002B28D. Création : 199608.