Methods Inf Med 2000; 39(01): 22-29
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1634258
Original Article
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Understanding Terminological Systems II: Experience with Conceptual and Formal Representation of Structure

N. F. de Keizer
1  Department of Medical Informatics, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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A. Abu-Hanna
1  Department of Medical Informatics, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Publication Date:
07 February 2018 (online)

Abstract:

This article describes the application of two popular conceptual and formal representation formalisms, as part of a framework for understanding terminological systems. A precise understanding of the structure of a terminological system is essential to assess existing terminological systems, to recognize patterns in various systems and to build new terminological systems. Our experience with the application of this framework to five well-known terminological systems is described.