An XML Based TBX Framework to Represent Multilingual SNOMED CT for Translation

  • Olatz Perez-de-Viñaspre
  • Maite Oronoz
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8265)


In this paper we show a schema to represent the SNOMED CT (Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine-Clinical Terms) ontology‘s multilingual terminology. In this case, our objective is the representation of the source SNOMED CT descriptions in English and Spanish, and their translations into the Basque Language. The annotation formalism we defined represents not only the terms but also the metadata needed in order to translate the SNOMED CT descriptions and the information generated from those translations. It has been used to store 276,427 Concepts and 882,003 Descriptions in English, Spanish and Basque. We adapted the TML (Terminological Markup Language) module of the TBX (TermBase eXchange) standard for that purpose. This standard is based on XML.


SNOMED CT XML Multilingual Medical Terminology Knowledge Representation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Olatz Perez-de-Viñaspre
    • 1
  • Maite Oronoz
    • 1
  1. 1.IXA NLP GroupUniversity of the Basque Country UPV/EHUDonostiaSpain

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