Instructor: John Gennari, 616-6641
Class location: Health Sciences E-214
Class times: Tues/Thurs, 9:00am - 10:20pm.
Office hours: By apptm.
What is a knowledge representation? Why are issues in knowledge representation are important for biomedical informatics application builders? What is the relationship between knowledge and data, between knowledge bases and data bases? How do I build an ontology?
These are some of the questions we will pursue in this course. We will read and discuss the primary literature in artificial intelligence and biomedical informatics as they relate to these questions over the past 20 years or so. As per the schedule, topics covered will include: frame-based systems, description logics, automatic theorem proving, complexity vs. tractability, ontologies, rule-based systems, and a variety of applications in the biomedical domain. Although we will cover a fair amount of computer science (primarily artificial intelligence), the emphasis will be on the implications of these results on the biomedical and health informatics field.