A web-based melanoma image diagnosis support system using topic map and AJAX technologies

A. Papastergiou, P. Tzekis, A. Hatzigaidas, G. Tryfon, D. Ioannidis, Z. Zaharis, D. Kampitaki, P. Lazaridis

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The design and implementation of a web-based diagnostic support tool for melanoma dermatological images and related diagnostic data is presented. The proposed system is semantic web-based and is driven by exploiting the combination of AJAX framework and topic map technology. A novel client/server architecture was developed that enables several clients to interact online with the topic map-based system. Users have the ability to access the system anywhere and anytime via a simple Internet browser. Additionally, an ABCD application has been developed for automated calculation of ABCD parameters and consequently embedded in the proposed TM-based system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-112
Number of pages14
JournalInformatics for Health and Social Care
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


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