Mapping BFO and DOLCE

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2010;160(Pt 2):1065-9.


Upper level ontologies are key technology for integrating heterogeneous information coming from different sources. DOLCE and BFO, are the favorite candidates which propose rigorous foundational principles to model any domain. The objective of the AKENATON project is to improve alert management and to support patient-centered medical decision in telecardiology. This requires to integrate information transmitted by implantable cardiac devices with clinical data extracted from patient health records. To achieve this goal, we have designed an ontology of telecardiology based on DOLCE. In order to integrate ontologies based on BFO such as FMA, we have developed a framework for mapping BFO and DOLCE categories in terms of equivalence and subsumption between categories.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Cardiology*
  • Medical Records
  • Patient-Centered Care / methods
  • Telemedicine*
  • Terminology as Topic
  • Vocabulary, Controlled*