Conceptual knowledge acquisition in biomedicine: A methodological review

Philip R.O. Payne, Eneida A. Mendonça, Stephen B. Johnson, Justin B. Starren

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Abstract

The use of conceptual knowledge collections or structures within the biomedical domain is pervasive, spanning a variety of applications including controlled terminologies, semantic networks, ontologies, and database schemas. A number of theoretical constructs and practical methods or techniques support the development and evaluation of conceptual knowledge collections. This review will provide an overview of the current state of knowledge concerning conceptual knowledge acquisition, drawing from multiple contributing academic disciplines such as biomedicine, computer science, cognitive science, education, linguistics, semiotics, and psychology. In addition, multiple taxonomic approaches to the description and selection of conceptual knowledge acquisition and evaluation techniques will be proposed in order to partially address the apparent fragmentation of the current literature concerning this domain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)582-602
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Biomedical Informatics
Volume40
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Conceptual knowledge
  • Knowledge acquisition
  • Knowledge engineering

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