Fabrício Mendonça

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The activities of organizing knowledge recorded in texts and obtaining knowledge from human experts – the knowledge acquisition process – are essential for scientific development. In this article, we propose methodological steps for knowledge acquisition, which have been applied to the construction of biomedical ontologies. The methodologi-cal steps are(More)
Medical records are crucial resources for every aspect of health-care practice. The amount and complexity of the information they bear require the use of automation. In this paper we propose a method for separating and classifying the information available in medical records, drawing on Karl Popper philosophical theories. We test this method by using(More)
This paper describes a proposal for building an ontology in the multimedia description domain, in the context of the center for teaching and research in the Social Sciences and Contemporary History (CPDOC) from the FGV. It also presents the results from a state-of-art review study of the multimedia and controlled vocabularies available, and its relation(More)
Neurogenesis impairment is associated with the chronic phase of the epilepsy in humans and also observed in animal models. Recent studies with animal models have shown that physical exercise is capable of improving neurogenesis in adult subjects, alleviating cognitive impairment and depression. Here, we show that there is a reduction in the generation of(More)
The use of ontologies enables one to organize, to make explicit and to share knowledge about a certain domain. This article describes a case study in the domain of blood transfusion, in which we have developed an ontology about human blood components. As an ongoing research, we present the partial results obtained with the proposed ontology. O restante do(More)
Ontologies has been widely used in the formal description of scientific knowledge, as well in the practice of the conceptual modeling. Considering the description of scientific knowledge, several ontologies has been proposed in the biomedical domain. This article describes an ongoing research in the domain of blood transfusion, presenting the construction(More)
This paper describes a case study conducted within the domain of blood transfusion aiming at non-exhaustively extraction of candidate terms for an ontology of human blood. The process involved both the construction of a corpus and its automatic processing, and the retrieval of specialized terms. As our main result, we have obtained candidate medical terms(More)
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