SEMANTIC FRAMES - A Way for Automating the Management of Medicinal Documents

Juha Puustjärvi, Leena Puustjärvi

Abstract

Knowledge management concerns with acquiring, accessing and maintaining knowledge within an organization. Knowledge management is also important because organizations view internal knowledge as an intellectual asset from which they can draw greater productivity, create new value, and increase their competitiveness. We have investigated the management of knowledge in pharmacies. It has turned out that the volume of information coming in from a variety of information sources such as pharmaceutical companies, medicinal wholesalers, social insurance institutions and other authorities is increasing all the time. Further, the various formats such as paper, fax, email, and a wide variety of multiple electronic media formats are still complicating the information management. In order to alleviate this problem, we have introduced the notion of semantic frames, which are included in incoming XML-documents. The frames specify how to integrate the incoming document into the medicinal ontologies and taxonomies in the pharmacy system. Further, as our used ontology models the relationships of the incoming documents and the daily duties, the integration of the documents and daily duties can be automatically done. The gain of this approach is that the documents (medicinal instructions) are provided just-in-time, and tailored to their specific needs. An essential prerequisite of our approach is that the healthcare organizations that send the documents and the receiving pharmacies have to commit to the same medicinal ontologies, i.e., they have to use the same vocabulary in specifying and interpreting the semantic frames.

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Puustjärvi J. and Puustjärvi L. (2009). SEMANTIC FRAMES - A Way for Automating the Management of Medicinal Documents . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8111-82-1, pages 290-295. DOI: 10.5220/0001968802900295


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@conference{csedu09,
author={Juha Puustjärvi and Leena Puustjärvi},
title={SEMANTIC FRAMES - A Way for Automating the Management of Medicinal Documents },
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2009},
pages={290-295},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001968802900295},
isbn={978-989-8111-82-1},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - SEMANTIC FRAMES - A Way for Automating the Management of Medicinal Documents
SN - 978-989-8111-82-1
AU - Puustjärvi J.
AU - Puustjärvi L.
PY - 2009
SP - 290
EP - 295
DO - 10.5220/0001968802900295