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Conceptualization of Anatomical Spatial Entities in the Digital Anatomist Foundational Model

Mejino, Jose L V and Rosse, Cornelius (1999) Conceptualization of Anatomical Spatial Entities in the Digital Anatomist Foundational Model. In Proceedings, American Medical Informatics Association Fall Symposium, pages pp. 112-116, Washington, DC.

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Abstract

Anatomical spatial concepts are indispensable in educational and clinical discourse, yet a system for representing these concepts has not been proposed. Guided by explicit principles and definitions of the Digital Anatomist Foundational Model, we developed an ontology of spaces, surfaces, lines and points that are associated with anatomical structures. Ontologies for Anatomical Structure and Anatomical Spatial Entity were instantiated for the thorax, abdomen, pelvis and perineum. Representing the concepts in -part of hierarchies as well, provided formative evaluation of the classification. We invite empirical evaluation of the Foundational Model through its use for educational and clinical applications.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:sig|benamia99|anatomy education|knowledge representation|da99, amia1999
Projects:Foundational Model of Anatomy
Subjects:SIG Publications
ID Code:70
Deposited By:Hinshaw, Kevin
Deposited On:01 May 2003