RUTGERS RESEARCH RESOURCE ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Project Details

Description

The general objective of the Rutgers Resource is to apply advanced methods
of computer science, particularly artificial intelligence, to problems of
biomedical research and practice. The Resource promotes the development
and use of computer systems for expert consultation in medical diagnosis
and management, and for research assistance in processes of scientific
experimentation and theory formation. Organizing and representing
biomedical knowledge at different levels (descriptive, ruled-based
mathematical submodels), and relating the levels through generalized
strategies for communication and control with a user, constitutes a major
component of our proposed reseach. We continue the present structure of
the Resource, with a set of core projects concentrating on general
artificial intelligence investigations, and a set of collaborative projects
that provide the context within which the methods can be tested. The major
areas of biomedical application are in rheumatology, where we are
collaborating with Drs. D. Lindberg and G. Sharp at the National Library of
Medicine and University of Missouri-Columbia, in clinical pathology, where
we are working with Dr. Robert Galen of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation,
and in ophthalmology, where we have an active collaboration with Dr. C.
Dawson at the University of California-San Francisco. An important aspect
of our research is technology transfer, producing prototyes that will be
useful to clinical researchers and practitioners. We have pioneered
developments in this field by putting an expert system in a widely used
clinical instrument: a serum protein electrophoresis analyzer. We are
proposing to continue these micro-based innovations for two applications:
the interpretation of CPK/LDH isoenzymes for the diagnosis of heart attacks
and a primary eye care program for developing countries. We also propose
to continue our research in rule refinement and empirical analysis of
expert system knowledge bases. In addition to the research activities of
the Resource, we continue that highly successful dissemination activities
of the AIM Workshop series and the Rutgers Resource participation in
national AIM collaborative research.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date12/1/8311/30/91

Funding

  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health: $224,251.00
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health

ASJC

  • Medicine(all)

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