This project aims to create a medical ontology allowing the representation of a) medical procedures and algorithms; b) clinical data; c) time events.
The ontology will be defined in OWL (ontology web language) and computational applications able to manage the ontology and its instances will be created: a) manually via a web application; b) automatically via a XML input format; c) automatically via documents written in natural language.
Medical procedures represented in the ontology can be implemented via a general application able to model algorithms and to register medical data.
The medical knowledge base can be queried via questions posed by users in natural language.
Started in January 1st 2009 and was concluded in December 31 2011.
Funding entity: Fundação Ciência e Tecnologia (MCTES).
Principal researcher: Paulo Miguel Quaresma.