Using Semantic Wikis for Structured Argument in Medical Domain

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Using Semantic Wikis for Structured Argument in Medical Domain
This research applies ideas from argumentation theory in the context of semantic wikis, aiming to provide support for structured-large scale argumentation between human agents. The implemented prototype is exemplified by modelling the MMR vaccine controversy. 1 Motivation At the moment, there is an escalate of the individuals awareness and interest with respect to the drugs they consume, possible side effects, or related symptoms, in the context of some health-related scandals such as RotaShield vaccine in 1999, GlaxoSmithKline's vaccine in 2010, or the government policies against AH1N1 in 2010. In many cases, forums, blogs, or wikis are the first source of information when one starts searching for health services like: "best pediatrics physician in neighbourhood", "side effects of rotarix vaccine" or "the need to vaccinate against swine flu". The main issues regard finding the relevant information and trusting that information when shaping ones own o...
Adrian Groza, Radu Balaj
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Updated 01 Mar 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where CORR
Authors Adrian Groza, Radu Balaj
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