|Title||The architecture of a distributed medical dictionary.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1995|
|Authors||Fowler, J, Buffone, G, Moreau, D|
|Volume||8 Pt 1|
|Keywords||Artificial Intelligence, Dictionaries, Medical as Topic, Terminology as Topic, Unified Medical Language System|
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.