Methods and computer based tools for handling medical terminologies and classifications
2000 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Classifications, terminology and terminology services are important in the field of medical informatics. They are needed when building applications such as Computer based Patient Record systems (CPRs). Even though many classifications, nomenclatures and terminology systems have been constructed to this end, e .g. ICD, MeSH and SNOMED, no single system has, so far, covered medicine in its entirety. Several of the aforementioned constructs have grown to the extent that manual maintenance can no longer cope, thus computer based tools are needed for this task.
The main objective of this thesis is to present some computer based terminology tools that have been constructed to facilitate part of the work of building sound terminologies and application systems. The usefulness of such terminologies, terminology tools as well as the importance of being able to integrate the terminology have been reviewed and are discussed. Moreover tools (from GALEN) for maintenance and developme nt of classilications are evaluated.
Two terminology tools are presented that aim to facilitate the access to and the use of terminology and terminology services. One tool is built on a proposal for a concept oriented Swedish national terminology data base model (Spriterm). The other tool is a dedicated client (KOMANTIS) to the GALEN terminology server (TeS) developed as a deliverable within the European GALEN project. It will facilitate the integration of terminologies between the information system and the knowledge base when building Decision Support Systems (DSS).
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Linköping: Linköpings universitet , 2000. , 72 p.
Linköping Studies in Science and Technology. Dissertations, ISSN 0345-7524 ; 645
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-29445Local ID: 14792ISBN: 91-7219-815-XOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-29445DiVA: diva2:250260
2000-09-08, Elsa Brändströms sal, Universitetssjukhuset, Linköping, 09:15 (Swedish)
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