SIABO: Semantic Information Access through Biomedical Ontologies

Troels Andreasen, Sine Zambach, Tine Lassen, Jørgen Fischer Nilsson, Bodil Nistrup Madsen, Per Anker Jensen, Hanne Erdman Thomsen, Bartlomiej Antoni Szymczak

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The scientific aim of the project presented in this paper is to provide an approach to representing, organizing, and accessing conceptual content of biomedical texts using a formal ontology. The ontology is based on UMLS resources supplemented with domain ontologies developed in the project. The approach introduces the notion of ‘generative ontologies', i.e., ontologies providing increasingly specialized concepts reflecting the phrase structure of natural language. Furthermore, we propose a novel so-called ‘ontological semantics' which maps noun phrases from texts and queries into nodes in the generative ontology. This enables an advanced form of data mining of texts identifying paraphrases and concept relations and measuring distances between key concepts in texts. Thus, the project is unique in its attempt to provide a formal underpinning of conceptual similarity or relatedness of meaning.
TitelKEOD 2009 : 1st International Conference on Knowledge Engeneering and Ontology Development
RedaktørerJan L. G. Dietz
Antal sider6
ForlagInstitute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication
ISBN (Trykt)978-989-674-012-2
StatusUdgivet - 2009
BegivenhedInternational Conference on Knowledge Engeneering and Ontology Development (KEOD) - Funchal, Portugal
Varighed: 6 okt. 20098 okt. 2009


KonferenceInternational Conference on Knowledge Engeneering and Ontology Development (KEOD)


  • Domæne modellering
  • Ontologi-konstruktion
  • Natursprogsanalyse
  • Ontologisk, indholdsbaseret søgning

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