IBM's Watson Analytics for Health Care: A Miracle Made True

IBM's Watson Analytics for Health Care: A Miracle Made True

Mayank Aggarwal, Mani Madhukar
Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1002-4.ch007
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With the advent of Internet and Computers, Information Technology (IT) has become a major tool to aid medical issues. IBM Watson is one such initiative by IBM, which provides integration with any application to build Internet of Things (IoT), based health applications and also assists by its existing services. The strength of Watson is its data analytics and Artificial Intelligence. The four variants of Watsons are Watson Discovery Advisor, Oncology, Clinical Trial Matching and Curam. It is based on Open Source Apache UIMA, Apache Lucene. Its integration with IBM Bluemix Cloud, Platform as a Service (PaaS) makes it easily available to users.
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Watson is the pioneer to provide cognitive computing capability system available commercially giving rise to new era. The system uses cloud computing, collects high volume of data, analyze it, understands complicated and difficult questions asked in natural language, and gives proof based results.

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