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Title: Latent structure models and diagnosis in traditional Chinese medicine
Authors: Zhang, Nevin Lianwen (張連文)
Yuan, Shihong
Keywords: Latent structure models
Traditional Chinese medicine
Issue Date: Oct-2004
Series/Report no.: Computer Science Technical Report ; HKUST-CS04-12
Abstract: Syndrome differentiation (SD) is a critical step in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). There are to date no objective standards for SD; SD quality depends on heavily personal experiences; and the outcome of SD frequently varies from expert to expert. For those reasons, SD is more a branch of Arts than a branch of Science. In this paper, we propose a research methodology that is aimed at supplying SD with a statistical foundation and we test the methodology in the domain of kidney deficiency syndromes.
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