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MORMED: towards a multilingual social networking platform facilitating medicine 2.0

Kargioti, Eleni, Kourtesis, Dimitrios, Bibikas, Dimitris, Paraskakis, Iraklis and Boes, Ulrich (2010) MORMED: towards a multilingual social networking platform facilitating medicine 2.0. In: Bamidis, P. D. and Pallikarakis, N., (eds.) XII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2010. XII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2010, 27-30 May 2010, Chalkidiki, Greece. IFMBE Proceedings, 29 . Springer , Berlin / Heidelberg , pp. 971-974. ISBN 978-3-642-13038-0

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Abstract

The broad adoption of Web 2.0 tools has signalled a new era of "Medicine 2.0" in the field of medical informatics. The support for collaboration within online communities and the sharing of information in social networks offers the opportunity for new communication channels among patients, medical experts, and researchers. This paper introduces MORMED, a novel multilingual social networking and content management platform that exemplifies the Medicine 2.0 paradigm, and aims to achieve knowledge commonality by promoting sociality, while also transcending language barriers through automated translation. The MORMED platform will be piloted in a community interested in the treatment of rare diseases (Lupus or Antiphospholipid Syndrome).

Item Type: Proceedings Paper
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010. This is an author produced version of the published paper. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Keywords: Medicine 2.0, Social Networking, Multilingual Web, Information Management, Rare Diseases
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > University of Sheffield Research Centres and Institutes > South East European Research Centre (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Mr Dimitrios Kourtesis
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2010 17:01
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 17:00
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-13039-7_246
Status: Published
Publisher: Springer
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1007/978-3-642-13039-7_246
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/10850

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