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2014 IEEE 27th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS) (2014)
New York, NY, USA
May 27, 2014 to May 29, 2014
ISSN: 2372-9198
ISBN: 978-1-4799-4435-4
pp: 357-362
ABSTRACT
Medical vocabulary is complex, and convoluted not least because of large numbers of compound terms. Formalized medical terminologies such as SNOMED-CT and ICD-10 take one of two strategies when representing medical language: so-called pre-coordination where valid compound terms are included explicitly and post-coordination where the terminology consists of a basis and a generative function from which the compound terms may be derived. However, these notions are not used with particular precision. Here we provide a formalization of the notion of coordination, a technique for estimating the degree of coordination in a given system, and an examination, based on our technique, of the coordination level of a number of terminologies.
INDEX TERMS
Terminology, Compounds, Vocabulary, Pain, Ontologies, Standards, Back
CITATION

C. Hedeler, B. Parsia and S. Brandt, "Estimating and Analysing Coordination in Medical Terminologies," 2014 IEEE 27th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS), New York, NY, USA, 2014, pp. 357-362.
doi:10.1109/CBMS.2014.81
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