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E-learning and the New Information Technologies in Medical Libraries
Session coordinator: Eva Lesenková,  Institute for Postgraduate Medical Education, Czech Republic
Where: 25. 5. 2006, 8:30 - 12:30, Auditorium D

Documentation Service of the Medigrid Project: Documenting the Semantics of Medical Data

Author: Adéla Jarolímková,  CESNET, a.l.e., Czech Republic

Co-author: Petr Lesný / FN Motol Praha, Kryštof Slabý / FN Motol Praha, Jan Vejvalka / FN Motol Praha, Tomáš Holeček / Fakulta humanitních studií UK


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Medical terminologies and classification systems usually consist of a thesaurus of biomedical terms or concepts on one side and a set of relationships between them on the other side. The basic hierarchical link between thesaurus elements in most of these systems is the "is_a" relationship. Other widely used relationships are "part_of", "consist_of". They represent certain elements of knowledge about the respective conceptual domains. Medical knowledge, however, deals with more complex relations among concepts and entities.

To apply the potential of general medical knowledge on the huge amounts of health-related data (contained e.g. in electronic health record systems), knowledge and data have to be described in a way that allows semantic matching.

Existing classification systems are often of limited use for description of data that enter medical computational algorithms which represent more complex relations than traditional classifications and hierarchies. A semantically oriented Documentation Service has been proposed for Medigrid, a project that deals with such algorithms and data, to allow their unambiguous description and to provide a solid documentation base.

About the author

Adéla Jarolímková, graduated from the Institute of Librarianship and Information Studies, Faculty of Arts of Charles University. Since 1998 she has been working in the Scientific Medical Library of the Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, first as an information retrieval specialist, since 2000 as a head librarian. Currently she participates in project Medigrid.

Other papers in this session:

A New Model for Procuring e-Books for the Virtual Learning Environment

Author: David Ball, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom

The Library of Educational Objects in Medicine - Collaboration of High Schools in Scope of Standard Multimedia Resources

Author: Jitka Feberová, Charles University in Prague - 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Czech Republic

Co-author: Pavel Kasal, Jan Polášek, Pavel Krbec

Setting-up an Institutional Repository of Biomedical Literature Authored by Italian Researchers

Author: Elisabetta Poltronieri, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy

Co-author: Moreno CURTI / IRCCS Policlinico S.Matteo, Pavia, Italy, Roberto RICCI / Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, Aviano, Italy, Paolo ROAZZI / Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Roma, Italy, Albina RUMEO / Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Roma, Italy, Ivana TRUCCOLO / Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, Aviano, Italy

Introduction to BMJ Publishing Group

Author: Helen Barraclough, BMJ Publishing Group, United Kingdom

Co-author: Julie Halfacre / BMJ Publishing Group


Author: Vincent Maessen, Ovid Technologies, Germany

Transformation of the Scientific Medical Library IKEM

Author: Vladimír Rous, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Czech Republic

News from ProQuest: Medical Resources MyiLibrary and Evidence Matters

Author: Marika Janoušková, ProQuest Information and Learning, United Kingdom

Experience with Developing the e-Learning Educational Materials

Author: Olga Tomoszková, Regional Institute of Hygiene, Czech Republic

Co-author: Milena Menzlová / Ostravská univerzita - Zdravotně sociální fakulta

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