Terminology support for development of sharable knowledge modules
1996 (English)In: Informatics for Health and Social Care, ISSN 1753-8157, Vol. 21, no 3, 207-214 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Lack of an agreed infrastructure for terminology is identified as one of the major barriers to interchange of knowledge modules and integration of knowledge bases with other clinical information systems. The goal of the GALEN project is to bridge this gap between different terminology systems through the construction of a terminology server, which is based on a rich conceptual model with mapping facilities to natural language expressions and coding schemas. The long term goal is to support communication between medical information systems. Arden Syntax is a standard format for the creation of knowledge modules, with sharability as one of the main objectives. Since Arden Syntax is based on a data-driven approach, the data items used need to be adapted to locally available terminology. The GALEN approach appears to be complementary to Arden Syntax and to the development of sharable knowledge modules. The major theme of this paper is utilization of the GALEN terminology server for knowledge module authoring. Two systems are presented, a knowledge base manager and a client to the terminology server, allowing the user to navigate in the semantic network and to import concept definitions and terms into the knowledge modules. The benefit of the terminology services is discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1996. Vol. 21, no 3, 207-214 p.
Terminology services, Knowledge authoring, Knowledge sharing, Arden Syntax
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-31359DOI: 10.3109/14639239609025358Local ID: 17125OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-31359DiVA: diva2:252182