An interlingua for electronic interchange of medical information: using frames to map between clinical vocabularies.

@article{Masarie1991AnIF,
  title={An interlingua for electronic interchange of medical information: using frames to map between clinical vocabularies.},
  author={Fred E. Masarie and Randolph A. Miller and Omar Bouhaddou and Nunzia Bettinsoli Giuse and Homer R. Warner},
  journal={Computers and biomedical research, an international journal},
  year={1991},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={379-400}
}
The proliferation of medical knowledge has led to the development of extensive dictionaries for electronically accessing information resources. The task of standardizing terminology used for electronic hospital records and for knowledge bases for medical expert systems and indexing the medical literature cannot easily be met by developing a single, monolithic "official" medical vocabulary. Developing a monolithic vocabulary would require a massive effort, and its existence would not guarantee… CONTINUE READING

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