Spatial-symbolic Query Engine in Anatomy.

  title={Spatial-symbolic Query Engine in Anatomy.},
  author={Alain Puget and Jos{\'e} L. V. Mejino and Landon T. Detwiler and Joshua D. Franklin and James F. Brinkley},
  journal={Methods of information in medicine},
  volume={51 6},
  pages={463-78; discussion 479-88}
OBJECTIVES Currently, the primary means for answering anatomical questions such as 'what vital organs would potentially be impacted by a bullet wound to the abdomen?' is to look them up in textbooks or to browse online sources. In this work we describe a semantic web service and spatial query processor that permits a user to graphically pose such questions as joined queries over separately defined spatial and symbolic knowledge sources. METHODS Spatial relations (e.g. anterior) were defined… CONTINUE READING


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