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Of Mice and Men: Design of a Comparative Anatomy Information System

Travillian, Ravensara S and Gennari, John H and Shapiro, Linda G (2005) Of Mice and Men: Design of a Comparative Anatomy Information System. In Proceedings, American Medical Informatics Association Fall Symposium.

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In previous work, we proposed an approach called the Structural Difference Method (SDM) to correlating the anatomy of Homo sapiens with selected species, using the Foundational Model of Anatomy (FMA) as a framework and graph matching as a method, for determining similarities and differences between species. In this paper, we present the design of a comparative anatomy information system that utilizes the SDM and allows users to issue queries to determine the similarities and differences between two species. Our system will serve as a pilot project for cross-species anatomical information collection, storage, and retrieval. The underlying data structure of a mapping, and the syntax and semantics of the system's query language, are presented.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Projects:Foundational Model of Anatomy
Subjects:SIG Publications
ID Code:184
Deposited By:Franklin, Joshua Daniel
Deposited On:08 May 2006