Descriptive Metadata: An Introduction to Terminologies

  • Prakash M. Nadkarni
Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)


A Terminology is a set of phrases (or terms) that are used to categorize or index (tag) content in a particular field of knowledge (for which I’ll use the term knowledge domain or domain for short). This tagging facilitates its subsequent organization, categorization, retrieval and analysis.


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These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Prakash M. Nadkarni
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  1. 1.School of MedicineYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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