How to Represent Medical Ontologies in View of a Semantic Web?

  • Christine Golbreich
  • Olivier Dameron
  • Bernard Gibaud
  • Anita Burgun
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2780)


The biomedical community has concrete needs of a future Semantic Web. An important issue is to know whether the W3C languages, will meet its requirements. This paper aims at contributing to this question in evaluating two presently available languages, Protégé and DAML+OIL, on an actual ontology under development, the brain cortex ontology. It draws conclusions on their expressiveness, compares it to other ontology languages, in particular to the next standard OWL, and the hybrid language CARIN-\(\mathcal{ALN}\), and discusses the main features that should be in a Web language for medical ontologies in view of a Semantic Web.


Description Logic Lateralized Concept Unify Medical Language System Direct Part Ontology Language 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christine Golbreich
    • 1
  • Olivier Dameron
    • 2
  • Bernard Gibaud
    • 2
  • Anita Burgun
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculté de MédecineLaboratoire d’Informatique MédicaleRennesFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire IDM, UPRES-EA 3192Faculté de MédecineRennesFrance

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