Tian, Jia, Chen, Xun and Dong, Shen-Ping (2005) Multi-Modal Reasoning Medical Diagnosis System Integrated With Probabilistic Reasoning. International Journal of Automation and Computing, 2 (2). pp. 134-143. ISSN 1476-8186

In this paper, a Multi Modal Reasoning (MMR) method integrated with probabilistic reasoning is proposed for the diagnosis support module of the open eHealth platform. MMR is based on both Rule Based Reasoning (RBR) and Case Based Reasoning (CBR). It is not only applied to the identification of diseases and syndromes based on medical guidelines,but also deals with exceptional cases and individual therapies in order to improve diagnostic accuracy. Moreover, a new rule expression frame is introduced to deal with uncertainty, which can represent and process vague, imprecise, and incomplete information. Furthermore, this system is capable of updating the attributes of rules and inducing rules with a small data sample.