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HealthAgents plans to create a multi-agent distributed Decision Support System, to help in the early diagnosis and prognosis of brain tumours.

HealthAgents addresses two main complementary and equally important sets of objectives: Scientific and Technological

Improve the classification of brain tumours by using a distributed network of local databases or Data Marts.
Develop new pattern recognition methods for a distributed classification and analysis of HR MAS and microarray data.
Define a method to check the quality and usability of a new candidate local database with a set of new cases, based on a quality score.
Compile evaluate and use parameters to audit classifiers and improve them periodically (First level of “self learning.”)
Create a “trust” framework to increase the amount of collaborating centres that after classifying some new cases will possibly provide new brain tumour cases for the distributed data warehouse
Publish scientific articles featuring most relevant achievements.


Build the world’s largest distributed data warehouse of brain tumour cases data.
Set up a multi-agent system based on a distributed architecture.
Design a new ontology of brain tumour data.
Define a process to convert brain tumour data.
Devise a new data exchange protocol, to send and retrieve brain tumour data through a multi-agent based network.
Develop tumour classifiers using the distributed data warehouse.
Compare and analyse similitude and differences between Data Marts.
Formulate a protocol to produce improved classifiers from new data.
Enforce security policies (anonymity, authentication, authorisation, and consistency) of all information system wide.

Homepage: http://www.healthagents.net/
Type: Normal Research Project
Research Group: Intelligence, Agents, Multimedia Group
Themes: Agent Based Computing, Knowledge Technologies, Semantic Web
Dates: 1st January 2006 to 31st December 2008



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URI: http://id.ecs.soton.ac.uk/project/507
RDF: http://rdf.ecs.soton.ac.uk/project/507

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