Scalable and expressive medical terminologies.

  title={Scalable and expressive medical terminologies.},
  author={Eric Mays and R. Weida and Robert Dionne and Meir Laker and Brian White and Chenwen Liang and Frank J. Oles},
  journal={Proceedings : a conference of the American Medical Informatics Association. AMIA Fall Symposium},
The K-Rep system, based on description logic, is used to represent and reason with large and expressive controlled medical terminologies. Expressive concept descriptions incorporate semantically precise definitions composed using logical operators, together with important non-semantic information such as synonyms and codes. Examples are drawn from our experience with K-Rep in modeling the InterMed laboratory terminology and also developing a large clinical terminology now in production use at… CONTINUE READING

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