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The management and integration of biomedical knowledge: Application in the health-e-child project (position paper)

Jimenez-Ruiz, E. ORCID: 0000-0002-9083-4599, Berlanga, R., Sanz, I. , McClatchey, R., Danger, R., Manset, D., Paraire, J. & Rios, A. (2006). The management and integration of biomedical knowledge: Application in the health-e-child project (position paper). In: Meersman, R., Tari, Z. & Herrero, P. (Eds.), On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2006: OTM 2006 Workshops. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 4278. (pp. 1062-1067). Berlin: Springer. ISBN 978-3-540-48273-4


The Health-e-Child project aims to develop an integrated healthcare platform for European paediatrics. In order to achieve a comprehensive view of children’s health, a complex integration of biomedical data, information, and knowledge is necessary. Ontologies will be used to formally define this domain knowledge and will form the basis for the medical knowledge management system. This paper introduces an innovative methodology for the vertical integration of biomedical knowledge. This approach will be largely clinician-centered and will enable the definition of ontology fragments, connections between them (semantic bridges) and enriched ontology fragments (views). The strategy for the specification and capture of fragments, bridges and views is outlined with preliminary examples demonstrated in the collection of biomedical information from hospital databases, biomedical ontologies, and biomedical public databases.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006. The final authenticated version is available online at
Publisher Keywords: Vertical Knowledge Integration, Approximate Queries, Ontology Views, Semantic Bridges
Subjects: R Medicine
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science
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