The architecture of a distributed medical dictionary.

 
TitleThe architecture of a distributed medical dictionary.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsFowler, J, Buffone, G, Moreau, D
JournalMedinfo
Volume8 Pt 1
Pagination126-30
Date Published1995
ISSN1569-6332
KeywordsArtificial Intelligence, Dictionaries, Medical as Topic, Terminology as Topic, Unified Medical Language System
Abstract

Exploiting high-speed computer networks to provide a national medical information infrastructure is a goal for medical informatics. The Distributed Medical Dictionary under development at Baylor College of Medicine is a model for an architecture that supports collaborative development of a distributed online medical terminology knowledge-base. A prototype is described that illustrates the concept. Issues that must be addressed by such a system include high availability, acceptable response time, support for local idiom, and control of vocabulary.

Alternate JournalMedinfo
PubMed ID8591135