Structural Considerations for the Encoding of Medical Data: A Formalism for Medicine

  • B. J. Kostrewski
  • J. Anderson
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 5)

Abstract

Medical data is scattered among a variety of documents and the representation of this information makes different demands on available reference languages (Major et al 1978). In this paper we will demonstrate that the synthesis of several types of medical documentation is feasible. In order to achieve this it is necessary to accept the notion of structure and to define this at two levels: (i) at the level of the conceptual framework of medicine i.e. derive a broad model; (ii) at the level of presentation of information — this is the explicit definition of the conceptual steps involved in the unfolding of an information structure.

Keywords

Albumin Manifold Schizophrenia Encapsulation Calcitonin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. J. Kostrewski
    • 1
  • J. Anderson
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Information ScienceThe City UniversityLondonUK
  2. 2.King’s College Hospital Medical SchoolLondonUK

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