An ontology for gastrointestinal endoscopy

Shahim Essaid

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The field of gastrointestinal endoscopy can benefit from an ontology for the purposes of data coding and data integration. This paper presents early results of an effort to develop such an ontology based on the OBO Foundry principles and existing OBO Foundry ontologies. Initially, the ontology will be limited to representing entities and relations currently implicit or hard-coded in the user interface of an existing endoscopy reporting system. The ontology will also be mapped to an existing database to evaluate the feasibility of ontology-driven queries. The long-term goal is to evolve this ontology to an application-independent terminology and information model for the domain of gastrointestinal endoscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)244-245
Number of pages2
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
StatePublished - 2011
Event2nd International Conference on Biomedical Ontology, ICBO 2011 - Buffalo, NY, United States
Duration: Jul 26 2011Jul 30 2011


  • Data integration
  • Gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Knowledge representation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)


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