A framework for evaluating and utilizing medical terminology mappings

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2014;205:594-8.

Abstract

Use of medical terminologies and mappings across them are considered to be crucial pre-requisites for achieving interoperable eHealth applications. Built upon the outcomes of several research projects, we introduce a framework for evaluating and utilizing terminology mappings that offers a platform for i) performing various mappings strategies, ii) representing terminology mappings together with their provenance information, and iii) enabling terminology reasoning for inferring both new and erroneous mappings. We present the results of the introduced framework from SALUS project where we evaluated the quality of both existing and inferred terminology mappings among standard terminologies.

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms*
  • Documentation / standards*
  • Guidelines as Topic*
  • Natural Language Processing*
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care / methods*
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care / standards
  • Semantics
  • Terminology as Topic*
  • Vocabulary, Controlled*