Early Referral voice application (DIVA)
This application illustrates the use of PROforma technology
in a “remote consultation”. In the demonstration scenario, a clinician is
seeking advice on whether a woman with suspected breast cancer should be
urgently referred to a specialist oncologist or not. Essentially the system
takes a clinical history, then analyses the information about the patient
and then recommends the appropriate action.
The system is accessed by
telephone, microphone or multi-modal browser. The demonstration illustrates
a number of natural conversational features (e.g. accepting information in
response to questions or volunteered, interpreting “non-standard” terms,
giving explanations on request and so on).
An old version of the application was originally developed by Martin Beveridge and colleagues in the EU HOMEY project and is illustrated in a video in which Martin plays the role of a GP. Click on the still above to download and run the video, or access a version on YouTube.
|Proof of concept only
Beveridge M, Milward D. Combining task descriptions and ontological
Beveridge M, Fox J. & Milward D.
Department of Health. Referral guidelines for suspected