The anatomy of the Octopus




how it works
how it works

On your behalf, the Octopus attaches its "tentacles" to your data. It discovers new insights and explanations. It enhances your understanding of the data.

All cognitive tasks executed by the Cognitum Octopus are specified in English, using a 5GL, programming language.




Proven Solutions




Clinical Decision Support System

for Gist Cancer in cooperation with the Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center and Institute of Oncology in Warsaw

Evidence-based medicine can be effective only if regularly tested against errors in medical practice. The automation of a decision support system occurs when the computer can make use of patients’ clinical data, follow its algorithm, and present the information relevant to the current clinical situation.

The Clinical Decision Support System application for Gist Cancer is devoted to Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumours (GIST). Oncology is a field where recommendations are well defined and studied and where the quality of the clinical data needs to improve to allow for the more sophisticated analysis of these data.

Cognitum platform was used because on the one hand; it allows the domain expert to model recommendations, thus ensuring a high standard of patient treatment. The deployed expert system allows the expert to directly modify the executable knowledge on the fly, making the overall system cost efficient. On the other hand, the strict formalisation of the domain knowledge produces consistent data that can be later reused for clinical studies (e.g. for clinical trials).

In the GIST-CDSS application, we have modeled the oncological history of a patient and organised it in a complex structure that ensures that all the data entered into the application is stored consistently. Furthermore, we were able, together with the domain expert, to model recommendations for the physician that are reasoned depending on the form and on the patient history. The application is currently being used at the Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center and Institute of Oncology in Warsaw.