Reference: Kuilboer, M. M.; Shahar, Y.; Wilson, D. M.; & Musen, M. A. Knowledge Reuse: Temporal Abstraction Mechanisms for the Assessment of Children's Growth. 1993.
Abstract: Currently, many workers in the field of medical informatics realize the importance of knowledge reuse. The PROT?G?-II project seeks to develop and implement a domain-independent framework that allows system builders to create custom- tailored role-limiting methods from generic reusable components. These new role-limiting methods are used to create domain- and task-specific knowledge-acquisition tools with which an application expert can generate domain- and task-specific decision-support systems. One required set of reusable components embodies the problem-solving knowledge to generate temporal abstractions. Previously, members of the PROT?G?-II project have used these temporal-abstraction mechanisms to infer the presence of myelotoxicity in patients with AIDS. In this paper, we show that these mechanisms are reusable in the domain of assessment of children's growth.
Notes: April Updated August 1993.