María Del Carmen Legaz-García

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BACKGROUND The secondary use of electronic healthcare records (EHRs) often requires the identification of patient cohorts. In this context, an important problem is the heterogeneity of clinical data sources, which can be overcome with the combined use of standardized information models, virtual health records, and semantic technologies, since each of them(More)
The amount of resources and data about orthology, together with the increasing interest in orthologs in biomedical research has triggered the need for the shareability of the content generated by the different tools and stored in the different databases. In recent years OrthoXML permitted to advance in the standardization of the content for exchange within(More)
Genome sequencing projects generate vast amounts of data of a wide variety of types and complexities, and at a growing pace. Traditionally, the annotation of such sequences was difficult to share with other researchers. Despite the fact that this has improved with the development and application of biological ontologies, such annotation efforts remain(More)
The generation of a semantic clinical infostructure requires linking ontologies, clinical models and terminologies [1]. Here we describe an approach that would permit data coming from different sources and represented in different standards to be queried in a homogeneous and integrated way. Our assumption is that data providers should be able to agree and(More)
INTRODUCTION The semantic interoperability of electronic healthcare records (EHRs) systems is a major challenge in the medical informatics area. International initiatives pursue the use of semantically interoperable clinical models, and ontologies have frequently been used in semantic interoperability efforts. The objective of this paper is to propose a(More)
BACKGROUND Computational comparative analysis of multiple genomes provides valuable opportunities to biomedical research. In particular, orthology analysis can play a central role in comparative genomics; it guides establishing evolutionary relations among genes of organisms and allows functional inference of gene products. However, the wide variations in(More)
BACKGROUND Biomedical research usually requires combining large volumes of data from multiple heterogeneous sources, which makes difficult the integrated exploitation of such data. The Semantic Web paradigm offers a natural technological space for data integration and exploitation by generating content readable by machines. Linked Open Data is a Semantic(More)
Biomedical research usually requires combining large volumes of data from multiple heterogeneous sources. Such heterogeneity makes difficult not only the generation of research-oriented dataset but also its exploitation. In recent years, the Open Data paradigm has proposed new ways for making data available in ways that sharing and integration are(More)
The semantic interoperability of clinical information requires methods able to transform heterogeneous data sources from both technological and structural perspectives, into representations that facilitate the sharing of meaning. The SemanticHealthNet (SHN) project proposes using semantic content patterns for representing clinical information based on a(More)