Evaluation of an Ontological Resource for Pharmacovigilance

  title={Evaluation of an Ontological Resource for Pharmacovigilance},
  author={Marie-Christine Jaulent and Iulian Alecu},
  journal={Studies in health technology and informatics},
In this work, we present a methodology for evaluating an ontology designed in a previous study to describe adverse drug reactions. We evaluate it in term of its fitness for grouping cases in pharmacovigilance. We define as gold standard the Standardized MedDRA Queries (SMQs) developed manually to group terms representing similar medical conditions. We perform an automatic search in the ontology in order to retrieve concepts related to the medical conditions. An optimal query is built for each… CONTINUE READING


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