A methodology for ontology reuse : the case of the abdominal ultrasound ontology

Zulkarnain, NZ ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0001-7948 and Meziane, F ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9811-6914 2019, 'A methodology for ontology reuse : the case of the abdominal ultrasound ontology' , International Journal of Intelligent Information Technologies, 15 (4) , pp. 1-21.

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There are abundance of existing biomedical ontologies such as the National Cancer Institute Thesaurus (NCIT), the Foundational Model of Anatomy (FMA) and the Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine-Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT). Implementing these ontologies in a particular system however, may cause unnecessary high usage of memory and slows down the systems’ performance. On the other hand, building a new ontology from scratch will require additional time and efforts. Therefore, this research explores the ontology reuse approach in order to develop an Abdominal Ultrasound Ontology (AUO) by extracting concepts from existing biomedical ontologies. This paper presents the reader with a step by step method in reusing ontologies together with suggestions of the off-the-shelf tools that can be used to ease the process. The result shows that ontology reuse is beneficial especially in the biomedical field as it allows for developers from the non-technical background to build and use domain specific ontology with ease. It also allows for developers with technical background to develop ontologies with minimal involvements from domain experts. The methodology proposed is also adaptable as it allows the ontology to be updated fairly easily.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Intelligent Information Technologies
Publisher: IGI Global
ISSN: 1548-3657
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Depositing User: Prof Farid Meziane
Date Deposited: 28 May 2019 11:44
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 02:08
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/51432

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