Flexible Semantic Querying of Clinical Archetypes

  • Catalina Martínez-Costa
  • José Antonio Miñarro-Giménez
  • Marcos Menárguez-Tortosa
  • Rafael Valencia-García
  • Jesualdo Tomás Fernández-Breis
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6276)


In the last years, a number of semantic biomedical systems have been developed. However, their query interfaces are not easy to use for biomedical researchers since they require expertise in semantic languages. Consequently, its practical usage is limited. In this paper, we address this issue by moving the complexity in the design of the semantic query from knowing such query languages to exploring the domain ontology. We also report how this system has been applied to query a semantic repository of clinical archetypes.


Resource Description Framework Domain Ontology SPARQL Query Query Interface Biomedical Researcher 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Catalina Martínez-Costa
    • 1
  • José Antonio Miñarro-Giménez
    • 1
  • Marcos Menárguez-Tortosa
    • 1
  • Rafael Valencia-García
    • 1
  • Jesualdo Tomás Fernández-Breis
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Informatica y SistemasUniversidad de MurciaSpain

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