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Semantic Relations in a Medical Digital Library

Wacholder, Nina; Imielinska, Celina Z.; Soliz, Ewa; Klavans, Judith L.; Molholt, Pat

In this paper, we describe the VesaliusTM Project, a multi-modal collection of anatomical resources under development at Columbia University. 1 Our focus is on the need for navigational tools to effectively access the wealth of electronic information on anatomy, including life-like 3D images of anatomical entities that can be interactively viewed and browsed. We describe a key component which must be in place in order to develop a flexible and reusable digital library system, namely an anatomical knowledge base containing a `nucleus' of anatomical information specifically designed to make it possible to develop a wide spectrum of curriculum applications that use and extend the information in the knowledge base. The unique contribution of our research lies in the dual focus on user needs and on effective use of knowledge representation theory in order to develop a system that makes it possible to take advantage of interactive 3D models and the wealth of other anatomical data now available.

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Proceedings of the Forum on Research and Technology Advances in Digital Libraries. ADL

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Academic Units
Computer Science
Biomedical Informatics
Neurobiology and Behavior
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September 29, 2014
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