Using tacit knowledge in peer communications and research literature to identify emerging respiratory therapy practice topics and trends

Each day several email messages containing respiratory care topics, issues, and latest treatments are exchanged within the Respiratory Therapy community. Effective exploration and visualization of informal knowledge in these email threads and combining them with the scientific articles published in the Canadian Journal of Respiratory Therapy (CJRT) has the potential to inform future respiratory care practice. The intern combines domain expert knowledge with visual text analytics approaches to extract and visualize emerging issues, trends and decision-making patterns among Respiratory Therapists in Canada. A visual text analytics tool will be created and the knowledge generated will inform respiratory therapy practice in Canada.

Faculty Supervisor:

Evangelos Milios


Ehsan Sherkat


Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists


Computer science


Medical devices




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