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ONTOFUSION: Ontology-based integration of genomic and clinical databases
Using ONTOFUSION, an ontology-based system designed for biomedical database integration, a large number of public genomic and clinical databases, as well as biomedical ontologies are integrated. Expand
An agent- and ontology-based system for integrating public gene, protein, and disease databases
The OntoFusion system has been designed to provide unified access to multiple, heterogeneous biological and medical data sources that are publicly available over Internet, and has been used to integrate seven significant and widely used public biomedical databases. Expand
Biomedical ontologies: toward scientific debate.
Analysis of a large number of problems with biomedical ontologies suggests that the field is very much open to alternative interpretations of current work, and in need of scientific debate and discussion that can lead to new ideas and research directions. Expand
Evaluation experiment of ontology tools' interoperability with the WebODE ontology engineering workbench
This paper presents the results of the interoperability experiment proposed in EON2003, using the following ontology tools: Protege-2000 and WebODE. We will show which knowledge is preserved andExpand
OntoDataClean: Ontology-Based Integration and Preprocessing of Distributed Data
A new methodology of ontology-based KDD adopting a federated approach to database integration and retrieval and a preprocessing ontology was built to store the information about the required transformations. Expand
Biomedical informatics publications: a global perspective: part I: conferences.
The results suggest that for BMI to be recognized as a broad discipline, both in the geographical and scientific sense, it will need to extend the scope of collaborations and their interdisciplinary impacts worldwide. Expand
Enabling semantic interoperability in multi-centric clinical trials on breast cancer
A standard-based solution to provide a uniform access endpoint to patient data involved in current clinical research and has been successfully tested by applications within the INTEGRATE and EURECA EU projects. Expand
Semantic Normalization and Query Abstraction Based on SNOMED-CT and HL7: Supporting Multicentric Clinical Trials
A semantic normalization process and a query abstraction mechanism to facilitate data integration and retrieval based on well-established standards from the biomedical domain and the latest semantic web technologies has been developed. Expand
A Machine Learning Approach to Clinical Terms Normalization
An unsupervised learning approach is proposed to discover term equivalence classes including synonyms, abbreviations, acronyms and frequent typographical errors to train MaxEnt and XGBoost models. Expand
CDAPubMed: a browser extension to retrieve EHR-based biomedical literature
CDAPubMed is a platform-independent tool designed to facilitate literature searching using keywords contained in specific EHRs, and is visually integrated, as an extension of a widespread web browser, within the standard PubMed interface. Expand