Ontology quality

Medical Informatics

Our work is mainly devoted to the use of ontologies to manage clinical archetypes and electronic healthcare records. We are currently working with both ISO 13606 and OpenEHR standards. To date, we have produced: a set of EHR-related OWL ontologies and a system to transform ADL archetypes into OWL ones and to transform archetypes and data extracts between such standards.

I am currently serving as external expert in the FP7 Semantic HealthNet


We are developing methodologies and frameworks for quality evaluation and enhancement of bio-ontologies, and tools for the semantic integration of biological information and knowledge. We have recently developed OGO and its Linked Open Data version OGOLOD, which provides the semantic integration of biomedical resources about orthology and genetic diseases. Our work “Enriching the Gene Ontology via the Dissection of Labels using the Ontology Preprocessor Language” (J.T. Fernandez-Breis, L. Iannone, I. Palmisano, A. Rector, R. Stevens) was awarded as **Best Research Paper** at EKAW 2010.


We are addressing different issues related to Semantic Web-based student assessment. On the one hand, the OeLE project attempts to evaluate automatically open questions written in natural language and using Semantic Web technologies to rank individuals in groups work and promoting self-assessment and autonomous learning. In this area, we are currently able to generate useful semantic feedback for both students and teachers and to design personalized courses based on the skills and knowledge of the person. On the other hand, the Semantic Educative Curriculum project attempts to facilitate the management of the educative curriculum by using Semantic Web technologies and accomplishing standard quality criteria.

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