IT506: An Ontological Framework for Representing Topological Information in Human Anatomy
|Title||IT506: An Ontological Framework for Representing Topological Information in Human Anatomy|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Imai T, Shinohara E, Kajino M, Sakurai R, Ohe K, Kozaki K, Mizoguchi R|
|Conference Name||International Conference on Biomedical Ontology and BioCreative (ICBO BioCreative 2016)|
|Publisher||CEUR-ws.org Volume 1747|
Medical ontologies have been a focus of constant attention in recent years as one of the fundamental techniques and knowledge bases for clinical decision support applications. In this paper, we discuss the description framework of our anatomy ontology with a focus on representing topological information, which is required for anatomical reasoning in clinical decision support applications. Our framework has major advantages over preceding studies with respect to: (1) representations of branching sequence; (2) combined representation of relevant knowledge with the use of Ògeneral structural componentÓ; and (3) cooperation with the disease and abnormality ontologies.