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Table 1 Main features of the CPG patterns in the literature: input, output, transformation type, and goal

From: Leveraging workflow control patterns in the domain of clinical practice guidelines

Pattern type Input Output Transformation Goal
Linguistic patterns [20] Guideline text Annotated guideline text Automatic Automatic identification of activity information, for mark-up. Applied as a pre-processing step in the manual development of CPG models.
Syntactic and semantic patterns [22] Guideline text Partial CPG model in an executable language Semi-automatic Semi-automatic generation of partial CPG models.
Semantic relation patterns [23] Guideline text Annotated guideline text Automatic Automatic identification of activity information. Can be applied in combination with syntactic and semantic patterns.
Design patterns [24] Guideline text CPG model in an executable language Manual Based on specific-purpose templates (screening and immunization) used in the manual development of CPG models.
Implementation patterns CPG model in an intermediate notation Partial CPG model in an executable language Semi-automatic Semi-automatic generation of partial CPG models using generic transformations (based on workflow patterns).