Validating the semantics of a medical iconic language using ontological reasoning

  title={Validating the semantics of a medical iconic language using ontological reasoning},
  author={Jean-Baptiste Lamy and Lina Fatima Soualmia and Ga{\'e}tan Kerdelhu{\'e} and Alain Venot and Catherine Duclos},
  journal={Journal of biomedical informatics},
  volume={46 1},
To help clinicians read medical texts such as clinical practice guidelines or drug monographs, we proposed an iconic language called VCM. This language can use icons to represent the main medical concepts, including diseases, symptoms, treatments and follow-up procedures, by combining various pictograms, shapes and colors. However, the semantics of this language have not been formalized, and users may create inconsistent icons, e.g. by combining the "tumor" shape and the "sleeping" pictograms… CONTINUE READING
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