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MORMED: towards a multilingual social networking platform facilitating medicine 2.0

By Eleni Kargioti, Dimitrios Kourtesis, Dimitris Bibikas, Iraklis Paraskakis and Ulrich Boes

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)

Publisher: Springer
Year: 2010
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.whiterose.ac.uk:10850

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