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
Volume8 Pt 1
Date Published1995
KeywordsArtificial 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.

Alternate JournalMedinfo
PubMed ID8591135

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