Dione: An OWL representation of ICD-10-CM for classifying patients' diseases

, , and . Journal of Biomedical Semantics 7 (1): 62 (October 2016)


Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine - Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT) has been designed as standard clinical terminology for annotating Electronic Health Records (EHRs). EHRs textual information is used to classify patients' diseases into an International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) category (usually by an expert). Improving the accuracy of classification is the main purpose of using ontologies and OWL representations at the core of classification systems. In the last few years some ontologies and OWL representations for representing ICD-10-CM categories have been developed. However, they were not designed to be the basis for an automatic classification tool nor do they model ICD-10-CM inclusion terms as Web Ontology Language (OWL) axioms, which enables automatic classification. In this context we have developed Dione, an OWL representation of ICD-10-CM.

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