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Health Informatics

Terminology and Terminological Systems

Editors: Elkin, Peter L. (Ed.)

  • The book will appeal to a wide audience
  • Its problem-solving approach serves as both an ideal teaching tool for informatics students and as a useful guide for professionals in charge of systems implementation in health care settings
  • The vision of this book is unique to the field of Health Informatics as it immerses readers in the basis and use of reference terminologies, including the guidelines needed to use them safely
  • Several in-depth examples cover the field of concept-based indexing, allowing readers to experience its effectiveness in real situations without having to employ the technique
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About this book

This book will provide readers with the essential information needed to understand knowledge representation with a focus on healthcare. The book will use health sector real world examples to delineate the principal issues and solutions for the field of data representation. The book will include a history of terminologies and in particular their use in healthcare. This book will cover the basis, authoring and use of reference terminologies including the formalisms needed to use them safely. The editor will exhaustively cover the field of concept-based indexing and will provide readers with an understanding of natural language processing and its application to health terminologies. The book will discuss terminology services and the architecture for terminological servers. This text will serve as the basis for a course or equally well as a reference text.

About the authors

Peter L. Elkin

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The clear, direct prose with its balance of breadth and depth, survey and explanation make the book suitable for both novice and advanced students of healthcare informatics, and the numerous definitions and concise style make it a handy reference for healthcare professionals. … this book provides useful lists of terminology standards, implementations, and systems. … A valuable addition to Springer’s influential Health Informatics series, it will prove helpful to students and useful in libraries.” (Frank Ritchel Ames, Doody’s Review Service, September, 2012)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Elkin, Peter L. (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • History of Terminology and Terminological Logics

    Elkin, Peter L. (et al.)

    Pages 5-10

  • Knowledge Representation and the Logical Basis of Ontology

    Elkin, Peter L. (et al.)

    Pages 11-50

  • Theoretical Foundations of Terminology

    Elkin, Peter L.

    Pages 51-70

  • Compositionality: An Implementation Guide

    Elkin, Peter L. (et al.)

    Pages 71-94

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-2816-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $79.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-2815-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
  • can be used across all devices
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Terminology and Terminological Systems
Editors
  • Peter L. Elkin
Series Title
Health Informatics
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-2816-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-2816-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-2815-1
Series ISSN
1431-1917
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 221
Topics