An ontological framework for the formalization, organization and usage of TCM-Knowledge

Hai Long, Yan Zhu, Lirong Jia, Bo Gao, Jing Liu, Lihong Liu, Heinrich Herre
2019 BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making  
The traditional Chinese Medicine Language System (TCMLS) is a large-scale terminology system, developed from 2002 on by the Institute of Information of Traditional Chinese Medicine (IITCM). Until now, more than 120,000 concepts, 300,000 terms and 1.27 million semantic relational links are included. Its top-level framework, called TCMLS-semantic network (SN), provides an important basis for the standardization and mapping of traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) terminology systems. Though, many
more » ... a produced and stored in TCMLS have poor quality for historical reasons or because of human factors. There is a large number of classification errors or inconsistent expressions of terms remained in the current TCMLS- SN, which hamper an efficient utilization of the data stored in TCMLS in practical applications.
doi:10.1186/s12911-019-0760-9 pmid:30961578 pmcid:PMC6454592 fatcat:nosmkkx4ivhkpg6la5xyhzdtju