Terminology and Terminological Systems
This book will provide readers with the essential information needed to understand knowledge representation with a focus on healthcare. The book will use health sector real world examples to delineate the principal issues and solutions for the field of data representation. The book will include a history of terminologies and in particular their use in healthcare. This book will cover the basis, authoring and use of reference terminologies including the formalisms needed to use them safely. The editor will exhaustively cover the field of concept-based indexing and will provide readers with an understanding of natural language processing and its application to health terminologies. The book will discuss terminology services and the architecture for terminological servers. This text will serve as the basis for a course or equally well as a reference text.
The book will appeal to a wide audienceIts problem-solving approach serves as both an ideal teaching tool for informatics students and as a useful guide for professionals in charge of systems implementation in health care settingsThe vision of this book is unique to the field of Health Informatics as it immerses readers in the basis and use of reference terminologies, including the guidelines needed to use them safelySeveral in-depth examples cover the field of concept-based indexing, allowing readers to experience its effectiveness in real situations without having to employ the technique