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Artif Intell Med. 2003 Nov;29(3):261-78.

A fuzzy cognitive map approach to differential diagnosis of specific language impairment.

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  • 1Department of Speech Therapy, Technological Educational Institute of Patras, Koukouli, 26334 Patras, Greece.


This paper presents a computer-based model for differential diagnosis of specific language impairment (SLI), a language disorder that, in many cases, cannot be easily diagnosed. This difficulty necessitates the development of a methodology to assist the speech therapist in the diagnostic process. The methodology tool is based on fuzzy cognitive maps and constitutes a qualitative and quantitative computer model comprised of the experience and knowledge of specialists. The development of the model was based on knowledge from the literature and then it was successfully tested on four clinical cases. The results obtained point to its final integration in the future and to its valid contribution as a differential diagnosis model of SLI.

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