An Ontological Analysis of Reference in Health Record Statements
2014 (English)In: Formal Ontology in Information Systems / [ed] Pawel Garbacz, Oliver Kutz, Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2014, Vol. 267, 289-302 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The relation between an information entity and its referent can be described as a second-order statement, as long as the referent is a type. This is typical for medical discourse such as diagnostic statements in electronic health records (EHRs), which often express hypotheses or probability assertions about the existence of an instance of, e.g. a disease type. This paper presents several approximations using description logics and a query language, the entailments of which are checked against a reference standard. Their pros and cons are discussed in the light of formal ontology and logic.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2014. Vol. 267, 289-302 p.
, Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, ISSN 0922-6389 (print), 1879-8314 (online) ; 267
Information Entities, biomedical ontology, medical diagnosis, description logics
Computer and Information Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-128908DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-438-1-289ISBN: 9781614994374 (print)ISBN: 9781614994381 (online)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-128908DiVA: diva2:933802
The 8th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 22-25, 2014