Title: A Personalized Traditional Chinese Medicine System in the case of Cai's gynecology

Authors: Mingyu You, Guo-Zheng Li, Xue-Qiang Zeng, Lei Ge, Lijuan Bi, Suying Huang, Mary Qu Yang, Jack Y. Yang

Addresses: Department of Control Science and Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai 201804, China; State Key Laboratory for Novel Software Technology, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China. ' Department of Control Science and Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai 201804, China. ' School of Computer Engineering and Science, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200072, China. ' School of Computer Engineering and Science, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200072, China. ' Shanghai Literature Institute of TCM, Shanghai 200020, China. ' Shanghai Literature Institute of TCM, Shanghai 200020, China. ' National Human Genome Research Institute National Institutes of Health (NIH) US Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD 20852, USA. ' Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140-0888, USA

Abstract: Diagnostic records of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners, especially those of masters or veteran practitioners, are precious materials for the TCM researchers and juniors. A novel system (named PTCMS) for preserving the diagnostic processes of veteran practitioners in a personalised way is provided. Based on the summarised TCM specialist|s diagnostic template, a custom-built input system embracing the particular expressions of the specialist is set up in the platform. The novel system provides a new way for keeping and researching into the personalised factors in the diagnostic process of TCM masters.

Keywords: TCM; traditional Chinese medicine; personalised medicine; data mining; gynecology; veteran practitioners; diagnostic processes; expertise preservation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJFIPM.2008.022157

International Journal of Functional Informatics and Personalised Medicine, 2008 Vol.1 No.4, pp.419 - 438

Available online: 21 Dec 2008 *

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