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Using Similarity Search in Homeopathy Repertorization Software – Part 2

Written by on February 21, 2024 in Homeopathy, Python with 0 Comments
Using Similarity Search in Homeopathy Repertorization Software – Part 2

In my earlier article, I had explained how natural language text describing a symptom can be converted to a formal “rubric” by using a vector database. In today’s article, I will show how this can be extended to support multiple symptoms in the input text with automatic repertorisation to identify potential remedies. Let us consider […]

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Using Similarity Search in Homeopathy Repertorization Software

Written by on February 11, 2024 in Homeopathy with 0 Comments
Using Similarity Search in Homeopathy Repertorization Software

Homeopathy Repertorization software such as RadarOpus, MacRepertory, Vithoulkas Compass, and Synergy Homeopathic Software (SHS) are widely used by homeopaths to speed up case taking, repertorization and case analysis. All of them have a “Search” feature, where the given text is searched (typically based on key words and synonyms) against one or more repertories and the […]

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Book Review: Homeopathic Strategies and Maps for Acute Conditions (Part-1)

Written by on January 10, 2024 in Book Review, Homeopathy with 0 Comments
Book Review: Homeopathic Strategies and Maps for Acute Conditions (Part-1)

Title: Homeopathic Strategies and Maps for Acute Conditions (Part-1) Author: Dr.Gaurang Gaikwad Publisher: Dr.Gaurang Gaikwad Year: 2024 This is the fourth and newest book by Dr.Gaurang Gaikwad of Mumbai. I have reviewed two of his other books earlier. There are hundreds of books on treating acute cases in homeopathy, but what differentiates this book from […]

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Homeopathy Case Analysis Using Retrieval-Augmented Generation

Written by on December 26, 2023 in Homeopathy, Natural Language Processing with 1 Comment
Homeopathy Case Analysis Using Retrieval-Augmented Generation

Homeopaths, after detailed case taking, usually ‘“repertorize”  the case using software such as RadarOpus, MacRepertory, Vithoulkas Compass, etc., and finally consult a Materia Medica to confirm the remedy selection. There are some highly experienced homeopaths who have the gift of identifying the correct remedy without even repertorizing the case, but this is rare. In general, […]

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Are Rule-Based Systems Still Relevant Today?

Written by on December 8, 2022 in Knowledge Representation, Programming with 1 Comment
Are Rule-Based Systems Still Relevant Today?

Before Machine Learning came into the mainstream, Rule-based systems were being used actively to solve complex decision making problems. In fact, Rule engines were considered to be an exotic component of Artificial Intelligence and the systems built using these rule engines were called Expert Systems. I still remember learning to use OPS5 a few decades […]

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Book Review: Decoding Mental Rubrics

Written by on August 20, 2022 in Book Review, Homeopathy with 0 Comments
Book Review: Decoding Mental Rubrics

Title: Decoding Mental Rubrics Authors: Dr.Gaurang Gaikwad and Dr. Rameez Chougle Publisher: Dr.Gaurang Gaikwad Year: 2019 (Latest reprint: 2022) Dr.Gaurang Gaikwad is a popular homeopath from Mumbai with a busy practice. This book, co-authored with his Late brother Dr.Rameez Chougle, is a compilation of many important mental rubrics that appear in different repertories and reference books, […]

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Book Review – Homeopathy in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine

Written by on August 30, 2020 in Book Review, Homeopathy with 0 Comments
Book Review – Homeopathy in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine

Title: Homeopathy in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine Author: Michael Frass and Martin Bundner (Ed.) Publisher: Narayana Verlag Year: 2017 (2nd English Edition) This book is somewhat unique in that it shows, through a good number of cases, that homeopathy can be used alongside allopathy in treating serious disorders in intensive care and emergency. There […]

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Text Analysis Using MeaningCloud’s Deep Categorization API

Written by on June 24, 2019 in Homeopathy, Natural Language Processing, Programming with 0 Comments
Text Analysis Using MeaningCloud’s Deep Categorization API

MeaningCloud announced their premium offering “Deep Categorization” service quite recently. You can read about it in this nice blog by Blanca Galego. Compared to the canonical classification models that rely on machine learning using large data sets, MeaningCloud’s deep categorization models use hand-crafted rules that take advantage of “morphosyntactic, semantic and contextual information” to classify a piece […]

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Modeling Homeopathic Remedy Keynotes in Flora-2

Modeling Homeopathic Remedy Keynotes in Flora-2

In my last post, I got started with Flora-2 and showed how we can model homeopathic remedies from a therapeutics perspective. Although such a limited view of remedies can be helpful in treating acute ailments, for treating chronic diseases, a comprehensive understanding of the various remedies from the perspective of keynotes, kingdom classification and miasms […]

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Flora-2: An Expressive Knowledge Representation System

Written by on October 28, 2018 in Flora-2, Homeopathy, Knowledge Representation, Programming with 0 Comments
Flora-2: An Expressive Knowledge Representation System

I am always on the lookout for a good Knowledge Representation (KR) system that facilitates modeling and reasoning about real-world knowledge. I have experience with KnowledgeWorks available in LispWorks since I have used it in a few projects. I have also taken a cursory look at PowerLoom and Racer. Last week, I came across Flora-2 and its commercial counterpart ErgoAI from […]

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