In this paper we present a knowledge management framework that allows the automatic linking/mapping of contextually and functionally similar medical knowledge that may originate from different sources and be represented in diverse modalities. Our tacit-explicit knowledge morphing framework supports the extraction of tacit knowledge from past cases stored in a case-base and maps it to corresponding explicit knowledge stored in clinical practice guidelines. The novelty of our approach is inherent in the fact that it allows practitioners to simultaneously refer to explicit knowledge—i.e. clinical practice guidelines—and experiential knowledge—i.e. past clinical cases. Here we present the system design and intended functionality of our knowledge morphing framework.
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