Ci4SeR--curation interface for semantic resources--evaluation with adverse drug reactions

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2014;205:116-20.


Evaluation and validation have become a crucial problem for the development of semantic resources. We developed Ci4SeR, a Graphical User Interface to optimize the curation work (not taking into account structural aspects), suitable for any type of resource with lightweight description logic. We tested it on OntoADR, an ontology of adverse drug reactions. A single curator has reviewed 326 terms (1020 axioms) in an estimated time of 120 hours (2.71 concepts and 8.5 axioms reviewed per hour) and added 1874 new axioms (15.6 axioms per hour). Compared with previous manual endeavours, the interface allows increasing the speed-rate of reviewed concepts by 68% and axiom addition by 486%. A wider use of Ci4SeR would help semantic resources curation and improve completeness of knowledge modelling.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Validation Study

MeSH terms

  • Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting Systems / statistics & numerical data*
  • Data Curation / methods
  • Data Curation / statistics & numerical data*
  • Electronic Health Records / statistics & numerical data*
  • France
  • Information Storage and Retrieval / methods
  • Information Storage and Retrieval / statistics & numerical data
  • Medical Record Linkage / methods*
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Semantics*
  • Software Design
  • Software*
  • User-Computer Interface*
  • Vocabulary, Controlled