Reconciling users' needs and formal requirements: issues in developing a reusable ontology for medicine

  title={Reconciling users' needs and formal requirements: issues in developing a reusable ontology for medicine},
  author={Alan L. Rector and Pieter E. Zanstra and W. D. Solomon and Jeremy Rogers and Robert H. Baud and Werner Ceusters and A. M. W. Claassen and J. Kirby and Jean Marie Rodrigues and Angelo Rossi Mori and Egbert J. van der Haring and Judith C. Wagner},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine},
A common language, or terminology, for representing what clinicians have said and done is an important requirement for individual clinical systems, and it is a prerequisite for integrating disparate applications in a distributed telematic healthcare environment. Formal representations based on description logics or closely related formalisms are increasingly used for representing medical terminologies, GALEN's experience in using one such formalism raises two major issues, as follows: how to… CONTINUE READING
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