Special Issue "Role and Challenges of Healthcare Cognitive Computing: From Extraction to Data Analysis Techniques"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 11 April 2021.
Interests: customization and content-based information processing for data and knowledge representation; semantic web technologies; personalized environments; heterogeneous data integration from IoT devices
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Interests: data mining; text mining; agents & peer-to-peer systems; sensor networks; multi-dimensional indexing
A main transformation that characterizes the era in which we live concerns the high availability of data (especially thanks to the pervasiveness of social media), which is most of the time unstructured, not labeled and expressed in natural language. One of the most investigated areas in this sense is medicine and health, wherein researchers are often called on to put into play cutting-edge analytical techniques, often trying to manage the semantic aspects of the data considered. Cognitive computing systems process enormous amounts of data in order to answer specific queries and make customized intelligent analyses, potentially improving the quality of patient care.
So far, quantitative techniques (such as statistical models, machine learning and deep learning) and qualitative/symbolic techniques (related to the world of the Semantic Web, ontologies and knowledge graphs) have given good results, but the growing complexity of such applications in healthcare has led many experts to assert that the future demands a fusion of these solutions.
This Special Issue, entitled "Role and Challenges of Healthcare Cognitive Computing: From Information Extraction to Analytics", aims to explore the scientific-technological frontiers that characterize the solving of the above-mentioned problems. It seeks original, previously unpublished papers empirically addressing key issues and challenges related to the methods, implementation, results and evaluation of novel approaches based on the use of Cognitive Computing in healthcare.
Prof. Antonella Carbonaro
Dr. Gianluca Moro
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- Cognitive Computing
- Natural Language Processing
- Semantic Web
- Neural-Symbolic Learning
- Wearable sensors for medical applications