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An ontological analysis of surgical deeds

  • A. Rossi Mori
  • A. Gangemi
  • G. Steve
  • F. Consorti
  • E. Galeazzi
Natural Language and Terminology
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1211)

Abstract

We collected a set of words, suffixes, and idioms regarding actions in surgical procedures, ie. “deeds” as defined in a CEN European Prestandard; we then searched for their definitions in different authoritative sources and we performed an ontological analysis of this material according to the ONIONS methodology. The result was a formal model on surgical actions, as an extension of our previous model ON8.5, using Ontolingua with “frame ontology”.

We worked out criteria to assist domain experts in organizing hierarchies on surgical actions, according to structural, technical and functional points of view.

Keywords

Medical Informatics Telic Event Ontological Model Authoritative Source Healthcare Activity 
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

  • A. Rossi Mori
    • 1
  • A. Gangemi
    • 1
  • G. Steve
    • 1
  • F. Consorti
    • 2
  • E. Galeazzi
    • 3
  1. 1.Reparto Informatica Medica, Istituto Tecnologie BiomedicheCNRRomaItaly
  2. 2.IV Clin. ChirurgicaUniv. La SapienzaRomaItaly
  3. 3.Dottorato Informatica MedicaUniv. La SapienzaRomaItaly

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