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Volume 20 Supplement 10

Quality Assurance and Enrichment of Biological and Biomedical Ontologies and Terminologies

Research

Publication of this supplement has not been supported by sponsorship. Information about the source of funding for publication charges can be found in the individual articles. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. Supplement editors were not involved in the peer review of any manuscript that they co-authored. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no other competing interests.

Edited by Ankur Agrawal and Licong Cui

  1. Biological and biomedical ontologies and terminologies are used to organize and store various domain-specific knowledge to provide standardization of terminology usage and to improve interoperability. The grow...

    Authors: Ankur Agrawal and Licong Cui
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20(Suppl 10):301
  2. Ontologies house various kinds of domain knowledge in formal structures, primarily in the form of concepts and the associative relationships between them. Ontologies have become integral components of many hea...

    Authors: Ling Zheng, Yan Chen, Hua Min, P. Lloyd Hildebrand, Hao Liu, Michael Halper, James Geller, Sherri de Coronado and Yehoshua Perl
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20(Suppl 10):305
  3. While enrichment of terminologies can be achieved in different ways, filling gaps in the IS-A hierarchy backbone of a terminology appears especially promising. To avoid difficult manual inspection, we started ...

    Authors: Vipina K. Keloth, James Geller, Yan Chen and Julia Xu
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20(Suppl 10):272
  4. The Kentucky Cancer Registry (KCR) is a central cancer registry for the state of Kentucky that receives data about incident cancer cases from all healthcare facilities in the state within 6 months of diagnosis...

    Authors: Shiqiang Tao, Ningzhou Zeng, Isaac Hands, Joseph Hurt-Mueller, Eric B. Durbin, Licong Cui and Guo-Qiang Zhang
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20(Suppl 10):271
  5. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Thesaurus provides reference terminology for NCI and other systems. Previously, we proposed a hybrid prototype utilizing lexical features and role definitions of concepts in...

    Authors: Fengbo Zheng, Rashmie Abeysinghe, Nicholas Sioutos, Lori Whiteman, Lyubov Remennik and Licong Cui
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20(Suppl 10):273
  6. Dyadic-based social networks analyses have been effective in a variety of behavioral- and health-related research areas. We introduce an ontology-driven approach towards social network analysis through encodin...

    Authors: Muhammad Amith, Kayo Fujimoto, Rebecca Mauldin and Cui Tao
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20(Suppl 10):269
  7. Patients benefit from access to their medical records. However, clinical notes and letters are often difficult to comprehend for most lay people. Therefore, functionality was implemented in the patient portal ...

    Authors: Hugo J. T. van Mens, Mirte M. van Eysden, Remko Nienhuis, Johannes J. M. van Delden, Nicolette F. de Keizer and Ronald Cornet
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20(Suppl 10):278
  8. The increasing adoption of ontologies in biomedical research and the growing number of ontologies available have made it necessary to assure the quality of these resources. Most of the well-established ontolog...

    Authors: Francisco Abad-Navarro, Manuel Quesada-Martínez, Astrid Duque-Ramos and Jesualdo Tomás Fernández-Breis
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20(Suppl 10):284
  9. Summarization networks are compact summaries of ontologies. The “Big Picture” view offered by summarization networks enables to identify sets of concepts that are more likely to have errors than control concep...

    Authors: Ling Zheng, Hua Min, Yan Chen, Vipina Keloth, James Geller, Yehoshua Perl and George Hripcsak
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20(Suppl 10):296
  10. Ontologies are widely used throughout the biomedical domain. These ontologies formally represent the classes and relations assumed to exist within a domain. As scientific domains are deeply interlinked, so too...

    Authors: Luke T. Slater, Georgios V. Gkoutos and Robert Hoehndorf
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20(Suppl 10):311

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