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Representing Complexity in Part-Whole Relationships within the Foundational Model of Anatomy

Mejino, Jose L V and Agoncillo, Augusto V and Rickard, K. L. and Rosse, Cornelius (2003) Representing Complexity in Part-Whole Relationships within the Foundational Model of Anatomy. In Proceedings, American Medical Informatics Association Fall Symposium, pages pp. 450-454.

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Abstract

The Foundational Model of Anatomy (FMA) is a frame-based ontology that represents declarative knowledge about the structural organization of the human body. Part-whole relationships play a particularly important role in this representation. In order to assure that knowledge-based applications relying on the FMA as a resource can reason about anatomy, we have modified and enhanced currently available schemes of meronymic relationships. We have introduced and defined distinct partitions for decomposing anatomical structures and attributed the part relationships in order to eliminate ambiguity and enhance specificity in the richness of meronymic relationships within the FMA.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:amia2003
Projects:Foundational Model of Anatomy
Subjects:SIG Publications
ID Code:140
Deposited By:Hinshaw, Kevin
Deposited On:27 August 2003