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Publishing a Multilingual Medical Terminology According to Terminology Standards and Linked Data Principles.

By Maxime Warnier, Joseph Roumier, Marc Jamoulle, Elena Cardillo, Robert Vander Stichele and Laurent Romary


The data source is a multilingual medical database manually created by Mr Marc Jamoulle, a Belgian general practitioner with a long experience in classification and terminologies for general practitioners. It consists of one hundred and seventy-three French terms identified in a guideline concerning heart failure [1], intended for family physicians and published by the Société Scientifique de Médecine Générale (SSMG, Belgium). This resource is a first step towards the creation of a Medical Reference Terminology [2]. Due to the readership of the publication, those terms are often distinct from the ones used in the common language, as well as from those – even more technical – used by the specialized cardiologists; this situation clearly proofs that, because of the diversity of the terms, interoperability is sometimes hard to preserve. All of them...Peer reviewe

Topics: terminology, Engineering, computing & technology :: Multidisciplinary, general & others, Ingénierie, informatique & technologie :: Multidisciplinaire, généralités & autres
Year: 2012
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