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2009 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (2009)
Albuquerque, NM, USA
Aug. 2, 2009 to Aug. 5, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-4244-4879-1
pp: 1-8
Roland Mucke , Institute for Medical Informatics University of Leipzig
Matthias Lobe , Clinical Trial Center, Leipzig, University of Leipzig
Magnus Knuth , Institute for Medical, Informatics, University of Leipzig
Frank Loebe , Department of Computer Science University of Leipzig
The specification of clinical items is a fundamental problem in the planning of a clinical trial. In this paper we present an approach that uses an RDF model in combination with a suite of OWL ontologies to formally describe the structural and conceptual composition of items. We argue that a Semantic Web data model is more flexible than traditional relational models and therefore more appropriate for specifying and managing data variables with regard to data validity and mappings to external medical terminologies.

M. Lobe, M. Knuth, R. Mucke and F. Loebe, "A semantic model for representing items in clinical trials," 2009 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems(CBMS), Albuquerque, NM, USA, 2009, pp. 1-8.
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