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dc.contributor.authorDillon, Tharam S.
dc.contributor.authorChang, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorHadzic, Maja
dc.contributor.editorSeppo Puuronen
dc.contributor.editorMykola Pechenizkiy
dc.contributor.editorAlexey Tsymbal
dc.contributor.editorDah-Jye Lee
dc.identifier.citationDillon, Tharam S. and Chang, Elizabeth and Hadzic, Maja. 2008. Ontology support for biomedical information resources, in Puuronen, S. and Pechenizkiy, M. Tsymbal, A. and Lee, Dah-Jye. (ed), 21st International Symposium on Computer Based Medical Systems, Jun 17 2008, pp.7-16, Jyvaskyla, Finland: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society

The increasing body of distributed and heterogeneous information and the autonomous, heterogeneous and dynamic nature of information resources are important issues hindering effective and efficient data access, retrieval and knowledge sharing. The importance of ontologies has been recognised within the biomedical domain and work has begun on developing and sharing biomedical ontologies. In this paper, we define ontology and ontology commitments and explain the main characteristics and representations of ontology models. Ontologies are highly expressive knowledge models and as such increase expressiveness and intelligence of a system. We highlight the significance of ontologies in a variety of semi-automatic and automatic tasks, and provide an illustrative example of an ontology-based multi-agent system designed to intelligently retrieve information about human diseases from a number of heterogeneous and dispersed information resources.

dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE Computer Society
dc.titleOntology support for biomedical information resources
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titleProceedings of 21st IEEE international symposium on computer based medical systems (CBMS 2008)
dcterms.source.seriesProceedings of 21st IEEE international symposium on computer based medical systems (CBMS 2008)
dcterms.source.conference21st IEEE International Symposium on Computer Based Medical Systems (CBMS 2008)
dcterms.source.conference-start-date17 Jun 2008
dcterms.source.conferencelocationJyvaskyla, Finland

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curtin.departmentCentre for Extended Enterprises and Business Intelligence
curtin.accessStatusOpen access
curtin.facultyCurtin Business School
curtin.facultySchool of Economics and Finance

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