Béatrice Trombert

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GALEN has developed a new generation of terminology tools based on a language independent concept reference model using a compositional formalism allowing computer processing and multiple reuses. During the 4th framework program project Galen-In-Use we applied the modelling and the tools to the development of a new multipurpose coding system for surgical(More)
The CCAM French coding system of clinical procedures was developed between 1994 and 2004 using, in parallel, a traditional domain expert's consensus method on one hand, and advanced methodologies of ontology driven semantic representation and multilingual generation on the other hand. These advanced methodologies were applied under the framework of an(More)
Semantic interoperability (SIOp) is a major issue for health care systems having to share information across professionals, teams, legacies, countries, languages and citizens. The World Health Organisation (WHO) develops and updates a family of health care terminologies (ICD, ICF, ICHI and ICPS) and has embarked on an open web-based cooperation to revise(More)
Among different biomedical terminologies standardisation strategies the European Standard Body CEN TC 251 followed by the ISO TC 215 have stated that it was not possible to convince the different European or international member states using different national languages to agree on a reference clinical terminology or to standardise a detailed language(More)
The French coding system of surgical procedures, the Classification Commune des Actes Médicaux (CCAM), is used in France for DRG databases and fee for services payment. Mapping between CCAM and other clinical procedures terminologies by the means of UMLS metathesaurus is essential in order to increase semantic interoperability between different healthcare(More)
Semantic dictionaries are emerging as a major cornerstone towards achieving sound natural language understanding. Indeed, they constitute the main bridge between words and conceptual entities that reflect their meanings. Nowadays, more and more wide-coverage lexical dictionaries are electronically available in the public domain. However, associating a(More)
WHO-ART and MedDRA are the terminologies used in pharmacovigilance for coding of adverse drug reactions and statistical analysis. In previous work we showed that tools for automated signal detection and access to pharmacovigilance databases would benefit from terminological reasoning in order to provide improved groupings of terms describing the same(More)
There is an increasing need for updated and harmonised health care classifications and coding systems to allow international comparisons and cooperation for instance for population based WHO indicators, Electronic Health Record safety, trans border migration of population, case mix and procedure payment. It is not feasible to propose a standardisation of(More)
Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is a rare subtype of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) with extranodal location affecting only the CNS, meninges and eye, without visceral or lymph node involvement. Its incidence has increased sharply over the past three decades, especially in immunocompetent subjects. Most PCNSL cases are diffuse large B-cell(More)