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EVINCE : a neuropsychiatric desktop expert system for the diagnosis of dementia

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Maastricht : Rijksuniversiteit Limburg
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  • Psychology

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EVINCE A NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DESKTOP EXPERT SYSTEM FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF DEMENTIA EVINCE A NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DESKTOP EXPERT SYSTEM FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF DEMENTIA PROEFSCHRIFT ter verkrijging van de graad van doctor aan de Rijksuniversiteit Limburg te Maastricht, op gezag van de Rector Magnificus, Prof. Mr. M.J. Cohen, volgens het besluit van het College van Dekanen, in het openbaar te verdedigen op donderdag, 5 maart 1992 om 16.00 uur door Leonard André Plugge geboren op 18 mei 1956 te Middelburg PROMOTORES: Prof. Dr. J. Dolles Prof. Dr. Ir. A. Hasman BEOORDELINGSCOMMISSIE: Prof. Dr. H.G. Schmidt (voorzitter) Prof. Dr. Ir. J.H. van Bemmel (Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam) Dr. H.F.A. Diesfeldt (Stichting Verpleeghuizen Nederland) Prof. Dr. F. Sturmans Prof. Dr. F.H.M. Verhey Druk: Datawyse Maastricht / Krips Repro Meppel ISBN 90 5291 0723 The research described in this thesis was conducted at the department of Neuropsychology & Psychobiology of the University of Limburg, and is part of the "Aging Program" of the University of Limburg. The research was supported by a research grant from the Medical Technology Assessment Program of the Dutch Ministry of Welfare, Public Health and Culture (W.V.C.) (TA-87-19) (CRO-236509). "Van alle din,en is de mens de maat, van de zijnde dat zij zijn, van de niet-zijnde dat zij niet zijn. " Protagoras (480-411 v.C.) Contents EXPERT SYSTEMS AND PSYCHIATRY 1 INTRODUCTION ..................... ..............................1 2 THE ORIGIN OF EXPERT SYSTEMS ..... . ..............................2 3 WHAT ARE EXPERT SYSTEMS? ....................................... 2 3.1 Rule Based Knowledge Representation ......................... 4 3.2 Semantic Nets .............................................. 5 3.3 Frame Based Knowledge Representation ....................... 5 3.4 Hybrid Systems and Expert System Shells ...................... 6 4 PSYCHIATRIC EXPERT SYSTEMS ....... . ..............................6 4.1 HEADMED

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