Technical Environment for Developing the SNIK Ontology of Information Management in Hospitals

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2017;243:122-126.


The SNIK project converts textbooks about information management in hospitals to a domain ontology that provides a shared vocabulary for institutions to model and integrate processes, data and infrastructure. To accommodate user groups with different requirements and technical backgrounds, and to support incremental and cooperative development, we create a system architecture to publish, visualize, browse and query the ontology, as well as to evaluate and improve the data quality.

Keywords: Health Information Management; Hospital Information System; Ontology.

MeSH terms

  • Biological Ontologies*
  • Hospital Information Systems*
  • Humans
  • Information Management
  • Vocabulary, Controlled*