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Diagnostic Decision Support

On May 18th, 1996 I gave a presentation on Diagnostic Decision Support Systems. The text from the slides follows below.



Why is this Important

Lessons from Chess

Definitions - The Descent of Ambition

Historical Perspective

History -- 1950-69: Great Dreams

History -- 1970-1987: The Age of the Oracle.

History -- 1988-1996: "The Best of Both Worlds".

Lessons of History: Wetware vs. Hardware

(Blois 1987)

The Oracles

Problems with Oracles

Beyond the Oracles

(1370 citations in current MEDLINE)


Narrow-Domain Systems

Alerts and Reminders




What's Coming?

Lessons from Chess: Next Year

Take Home

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