Mayer A. Brenner, Azad M. Madni, Norman Schwalm, Shirley Otsubo

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The authors present the overall system concept and key features of a microcomputer-based personal medical advisor and reference system for medically naive computer users. This system guides the user in finding general medical information, answers to specific medical questions, and information related to a current or a hypothetical medical complaint. The system provides a personalized printed record of the user's interaction with the system. It also advises the user on preparing for a forthcoming visit to the doctor. When users are unable to identify their specific needs, they can start by selecting one or more keywords and a labeled arc. The decision rules associated with the nodes in the underlying semantic net quickly guide the user to the relevant body of information.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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