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A multi-layered application for the gross description using Semantic Web technology

Authors
Journal
International Journal of Medical Informatics
1386-5056
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
74
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2004.10.002
Keywords
  • Gross Description
  • Medical Informatics
  • Ontology
  • Pathology
  • Semantic Web
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Communication
  • Linguistics
  • Medicine

Abstract

Summary Objective: Development of a Semantic Web technology based system for the formalization of the gross description. Method: A system is developed using the Java-2 platform. It is based on a light-weight version of the Galen top level ontology. Web technologies like XML, SAX en DOM have been used. Result: Three system components have been developed to support the semantic, the object and the syntax layers of the PathOnt architecture. Conclusion: The PathOnt approach provides a tool for the communication among clinicians and technicians involved in pathology examinations. This tool also provides a foundation for linking the specimen-specific data with the controlled medical ontology so that the stored information can be used in different circumstances.

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