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The need of an approach for the definition of a platform-independent medical digital library, using only open-source tools, will be described. To test the need and the success of such an approach, a library will be created, which can later be used in a larger scale as a general purpose digital medical tool, when comes the need to evaluate an image. As a first test, the library will be used in the development of a tool aimed to aid doctors in otoplasty candidates’ evaluation. This tool shall be developed and tested first on a mobile platform, so the potential of the developed library can be tested on the most adverse situation. Also, the resulting library will be license free, making easier the collaboration of others in development and integration with other software, translating in a better spread of the library in medical practice
This is the first version of a paper that will be part of a conference poster presentation.
Thank you for your interesting article. However, it was not immediately clear to me that you are using the term "library" in the sense of a software component. A medical digital library could be a concept for providing literature and other information to physicians as well. Even after reading the abstract I did not realized, the paper was about computer vision, but I have to admit, the article has the correct key words.
Perhaps it would be helpful for other readers to revise the title and perhaps the abstract to clearify the topic of the paper.