Enrich classifications in psychiatry with textual data: an ontology for psychiatry including social concepts

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2015;210:221-3.


We propose a modular approach to develop an ontology of psychiatry, ONTOPSYCHIA, based on Patient Discharges Summaries (PDS) and divided into three modules (i.e. social, mental disorders and treatments). We decided to take into account the social aspects of the patient life described in PDS to consider information such as family history, social environment or education.

MeSH terms

  • Biological Ontologies*
  • Data Mining / methods
  • Electronic Health Records / classification
  • France
  • Mental Disorders / classification*
  • Natural Language Processing*
  • Patient Discharge Summaries / classification*
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
  • Psychiatry / classification*
  • Semantics
  • Social Determinants of Health / classification*
  • Terminology as Topic