Building an Ontology-Based Diagnosis Process of Crohn’s Disease Using the Differentiation Rule


KIPS Transactions on Software and Data Engineering, Vol. 7, No. 11, pp. 443-450, Nov. 2018
10.3745/KTSDE.2018.7.11.443, Full Text:
Keywords: Medical Diagnosis, Diagnosis Process, Ontology, Crohn's Disease
Abstract

Crohn's disease, which is recently increasing in Korea, may be seen throughout the gastrointestinal tract and cause various symptoms. In particular, Crohn's disease is especially difficult to diagnose with several symptoms similar to other ulcerative colonic diseases. Thus, some studies are underway to distinguish two or more similar diseases. However, the previous studies have not described the procedural diagnosis process of it, which may lead to over-examination in the process. Therefore, we propose a diagnosis process of Crohn's disease based on the analysis of redundancy, sequential linkage and decision point in the diagnosis of Crohn’s disease, so that it enables to identify ulcerative colonic diseases with symptoms similar to Crohn's disease. Finally, we can distinguish the colon diseases that have symptoms similar to Crohn's disease and help diagnose Crohn's disease effectively by defining the proposed process-oriented association as an ontology. Applying the proposed ontology to 5 cases showed that more accurate diagnosis was possible and in one case it could be diagnosed even with fewer tests.


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[IEEE Style]
D. Y. Yoo, Y. Park and J. Lee, "Building an Ontology-Based Diagnosis Process of Crohn’s Disease Using the Differentiation Rule," KIPS Transactions on Software and Data Engineering, vol. 7, no. 11, pp. 443-450, 2018. DOI: 10.3745/KTSDE.2018.7.11.443.

[ACM Style]
Dong Yeon Yoo, Ye-Seul Park, and Jung-Won Lee. 2018. Building an Ontology-Based Diagnosis Process of Crohn’s Disease Using the Differentiation Rule. KIPS Transactions on Software and Data Engineering, 7, 11, (2018), 443-450. DOI: 10.3745/KTSDE.2018.7.11.443.