Concept-oriented standardization and statistics-oriented classification: continuing the classification versus nomenclature controversy.

@article{Ingenerf1998ConceptorientedSA,
  title={Concept-oriented standardization and statistics-oriented classification: continuing the classification versus nomenclature controversy.},
  author={Josef Ingenerf and Wolfgang Giere},
  journal={Methods of information in medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={37 4-5},
  pages={527-39}
}
Nowadays, most activities on controlled medical vocabularies focus on the provision of a sufficient atomic-level granularity for representing clinical data. Amongst others, clinical vocabularies should be concept oriented, compositional and should also reject "Not Elsewhere Classified". We strongly share the opinion that there is a need to deal with serious deficits of existing manually created vocabularies and with new demands for computer-based advanced processing and exchange of medical… CONTINUE READING