ERCIM News No.29 - April 1997

Artificial Intelligence Based Methods in Medicine

by Jean-Paul Haton

The RFIA/SYCO research group of Centre de Recherche en Informatique de Nancy and INRIA-Lorraine has been involved for the past ten years in several research projects related to the application of artificial intelligence techniques in medicine. These techniques have proven to be useful for helping physicians in the three main areas: interpretation of signals and diagnosis, decision-making and planning, and man-machine interaction.

The methods involved in the various projects are related to knowledge-based reasoning, connectionist neural networks and stochastic models. Most projects are carried out in close cooperation with different departments of the University Hospital of Nancy (CHRU-Nancy).

Present and completed projects deal with the following problems:

The field of medicine poses fundamental questions and constitutes an important application domain for Artifiical Intelli-gence methods. Our group will maintain its effort in this area in close interaction with the CHRU of Nancy, especially in the framework of the European Health Pole, recently created in Nancy. For more information on the group:

Please contact:
Jean-Paul Haton, Frédéric Alexandre, François Charpillet, Marie-Christine Haton, or Amedeo Napoli - CRIN and INRIA-Lorraine
Tel: +33 3 83 59 20 50
E-mail: {jph,falex,charp,mchaton,napoli}

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