Developing Protégé to Structure Medical Report

  • Josette Jones
  • Kanitha Phalakornkule
  • Tia Fitzpatrick
  • Sudha Iyer
  • C. Zorina Ombac
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6768)


The paper presents a creation of an Ontological framework for the capture, integration and presentation of clinical information embedded in medical reports. The project used a hybrid method of top-down and bottom-up method started by abstracting the concept healthcare event resulting in reusable knowledge structure. The tools employed in the project are Protégé 3.4, add-ins, and MySQL, which were used to structure annotated radiology reports with the focus on the reports pertaining to the heart. Furthermore, the project demonstrated how the relational database was developed from an existing ontology and how its database schema was imported to the ontology framework through Protégé’s DataMaster Plug-in. Then, we presented how to query the knowledge taxonomy in Protégé.


Relational Database Resource Description Framework Description Logic Database Schema Unify Medical Language System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Josette Jones
    • 1
  • Kanitha Phalakornkule
    • 1
  • Tia Fitzpatrick
    • 1
  • Sudha Iyer
    • 1
  • C. Zorina Ombac
    • 1
  1. 1.School of InformaticsIndiana University-Purdue University IndianapolisIndianapolisUSA

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