Web Protégé: Supporting the Creation of ICD-11 and iCAMP2 YouTubes

Web Protégé: Supporting the Creation of ICD-11 and iCAMP2 YouTubes

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Web Protégé: Supporting the Creation of ICD-11

Sean M. Falconer, Tania Tudorache, Csongor Nyulas, Natalya F. Noy, Mark A. Musen

Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research, Stanford University, US

1 Introduction

The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is a public global standard that organizes and classifes information about diseases and related health problems [4]. Health offcials use ICD in all United Nations member countries to compile basic health statistics, to monitor health-related spending, and to inform policy makers. In the United States, use of the ICD is also a requirement for all medical billing. ICD has therefore a major impact on many aspects of health care all over the world.

In 2007, the WHO initiated the 11th revision of ICD. Several ambitious goals were set for this version (details in [2]). One such goal is to allow the ICD to become a multi-purpose classification for a much larger number of usages. Previous versions of ICD were strictly classification hierarchies used for statistical purposes. To meet the new revision goals, ICD-11 will use OWL to create a rich formal representation. Another key diference between ICD-11 and previous versions is that the development process of ICD-11 will use a Web-based open process powered by collaboration and social features. That is, similar to Wikipedia, the WHO hopes that a large number of medical experts will contribute to the content of ICD-11.

Our group has been working closely with the WHO to provide the technical support for these ambitious goals. We have created a customized version of Protégé specifcally designed to support the ICD authoring process. In [2], we discuss in detail the use of Semantic Web technologies for the revision of ICD. Our demo will showcase features of the customized Protégé such as content creation and collaboration. For the remainder of this paper, we present the architecture and highlight features of the user interface…

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iCamp2: 27 September – 1 October 2010


The iCamp2 meeting, scheduled for April but postponed due to volcanic ash cloud disruption of air traffic, was held between 27 September – 1 October, in Geneva.   

27 September – 1 October 2010 Geneva, Switzerland WHO Headquarters   

RSG 2010 [Revision Steering Group]
30 September – 1 October 2010 Geneva, Switzerland WHO Headquarters   

The revised Agenda for the meeting can be read here in html on the ICD Revision site.   

Download here as a Word document from the ICD Revision site or open here iCamp2 Agenda September 2010 on DSM-5 and ICD-11 Watch site.   

I will post a link for the minutes, summary or note of this meeting when these are available on the ICD Revision site.

There are two ICD-11 iCamp2 on YouTube   

ICD-11 ICAMP2 Day 5 

WHOICD11’s Channel  | 21  October 2010  |  9.53 mins

iCAMP2 Day 2   

WHOICD11’s Channel  | 29 September 2010  |  7:32 mins    


Related information

ICD Revision iCamp2 meeting, new documents and status of the ICD-11 Alpha Draft


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