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Ontology Reasoning using Rules in an eHealth Context

by Dörthe Arndt, Ben De Meester, Pieter Bonte, Jeroen Schaballie, Jabran Bhatti, Wim Dereuddre, Ruben Verborgh, Femke Ongenae, Filip De Turck, Rik Van de Walle, and Erik Mannens

Traditionally, nurse call systems in hospitals are rather simple: patients have a button next to their bed to call a nurse. Which specific nurse is called cannot be controlled, as there is no extra information available. This is different for solutions based on semantic knowledge: if the state of care givers (busy or free), their current position, and for example their skills are known, a system can always choose the best suitable nurse for a call. In this paper we describe such a semantic nurse call system implemented using the EYE reasoner and Notation3 rules. The system is able to perform OWL-RL reasoning. Additionally, we use rules to implement complex decision trees. We compare our solution to an implementation using OWL-DL, the Pellet reasoner, and SPARQL queries. We show that our purely rule-based approach gives promising results. Further improvements will lead to a mature product which will significantly change the organization of modern hospitals.

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Published in 2015 in Proceedings of the 9th International RuleML Symposium.

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@inproceedings{arndt_ruleml_industry_2015,
  author = {Arndt, D\"orthe and De Meester, Ben and Bonte, Pieter and Schaballie, Jeroen and Bhatti, Jabran and Dereuddre, Wim and Verborgh, Ruben and Ongenae, Femke and De Turck, Filip and Van de Walle, Rik and Mannens, Erik},
  title = {Ontology Reasoning using Rules in an {eHealth} Context},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 9th International RuleML Symposium},
  series = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
  editor = {Bassiliades, Nick and Gottlob, Georg and Sadri, Fariba and Paschke, Adrian and Roman, Dumitru},
  volume = 9202,
  pages = {465--472},
  publisher = {Springer},
  year = 2015,
  month = jul,
  url = {http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-21542-6_31},
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D. Arndt, B. De Meester, P. Bonte, J. Schaballie, J. Bhatti, W. Dereuddre, R. Verborgh, F. Ongenae, F. De Turck, R. Van de Walle, and E. Mannens, “Ontology Reasoning using Rules in an eHealth Context,” in Proceedings of the 9th International RuleML Symposium, 2015, vol. 9202, pp. 465–472.
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Dörthe Arndt et al. 2015. Ontology Reasoning using Rules in an eHealth Context. In Nick Bassiliades, Georg Gottlob, Fariba Sadri, Adrian Paschke, & Dumitru Roman, eds. Proceedings of the 9th International RuleML Symposium. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, 465–472.
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Arndt, D., De Meester, B., Bonte, P., Schaballie, J., Bhatti, J., Dereuddre, W., Verborgh, R., Ongenae, F., De Turck, F., Van de Walle, R., Mannens, E.: Ontology Reasoning using Rules in an eHealth Context. In: Bassiliades, N., Gottlob, G., Sadri, F., Paschke, A., and Roman, D. (eds.) Proceedings of the 9th International RuleML Symposium. pp. 465–472. Springer (2015).
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Arndt, D., De Meester, B., Bonte, P., Schaballie, J., Bhatti, J., Dereuddre, W., … Mannens, E. (2015). Ontology Reasoning using Rules in an eHealth Context. In N. Bassiliades, G. Gottlob, F. Sadri, A. Paschke, & D. Roman (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International RuleML Symposium (Vol. 9202, pp. 465–472). Springer.
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Arndt, Dörthe et al. “Ontology Reasoning Using Rules in an EHealth Context.” Proceedings of the 9th International RuleML Symposium. Ed. Nick Bassiliades et al. Vol. 9202. Springer, 2015. 465–472. Print. Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

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