Frontiers of Medicine >> 2014, Volume 8, Issue 3 doi: 10.1007/s11684-014-0348-9
Ontological reconstruction of the clinical terminology of traditional Chinese medicine
1. China Academy of Chinese Medicine Sciences, Beijing 100700, China.
2. Hubei University of Chinese Medicine, Wuhan 430064, ChinaAvailable online：2014-10-09
This study proposes the ontological reconstruction of the current clinical terminology of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It also provides an overview of preliminary work related to the said reconstruction, including the ontology-based analysis of TCM clinical terminology. We conclude that the ontological reconstruction of TCM clinical terminology provides a proper translation from the idealized organizational model to real-world implementation and to a formalized, shared, and knowledge-based framework.
ontology ; traditional Chinese medicine ; clinical terminology