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The use of UMLS ontology in medical tutoring

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dc.contributor.advisor Professor Peter Haddawy (Chairperson) en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Dr. Paul Janecek (Member) en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Dr. Matthew Dailey (Member) en_US
dc.contributor.author Thanapoom Veeranitinunt en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-12T10:43:15Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-12T10:43:15Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.other AIT RSPR no.IM-06-02 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.cs.ait.ac.th/xmlui/handle/123456789/451
dc.description 40 p. en_US
dc.description.abstract Problem-based learning (PBL) has become a popular approach for teaching in medical schools due to its effectiveness in imparting clinical reasoning skills. But the PBL does not make very efficient use of the instructor’s time since it requires an instructor to spend large amounts of time with small groups of students. Recent the COMET intelligent tutoring system was developed in order to automate the process of medical PBL so that students may obtain more practice than is available with the instructors’ limited time. While COMET has been shown to be effective, one limitation is that its knowledge only as broad as each problem scenario description. Access to broader medical knowledge would open the possibility for COMET to provide more flexible and robust tutoring. Thus we were motivated to interface COMET to the existing UMLS medical ontology. This research study describes the implementation of that interface, as well as its evaluation. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship His Majesty the King of Thailand en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Asian Institute of Technology en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries AIT Publications; en_US
dc.subject Problem-based learning en_US
dc.subject Medical Ontologies en_US
dc.subject Collaborative Medical Tutor en_US
dc.subject Understanding Anatomical Sketches en_US
dc.title The use of UMLS ontology in medical tutoring en_US
dc.type Research Report en_US


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