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Biomedical and Health Informatics vs. Data Science, mHealth, etc. — New Disciplines or New Terminology?

“When I entered the field of informatics in the 1980s, a great deal of the research was driven by “artificial intelligence” (AI). Many people were trying to build “rule-based expert systems,” while those interested in knowledge representation were constructing “semantic networks.” We rarely hear these terms in quotes these days, perhaps with the exception of AI that one hears occasionally. It is not, however, that no one is trying to build systems that guide decision-making and represent knowledge in complex ways, but we just different terminology now, such as clinical decision support and ontologies.”

William Hersh, Healthcare Innovation Center, 22 April 2013

22 April 2013 | Categories: News | Country: United States | Tag(s): Artificial Intelligence, Biomedical Informatics, Decision Support, Health Informatics, mHealth, Ontology, Terminology
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