WordMed® and Scriptum®:
Development of terminological resources for the medical practitioner
This paper describes on-going work on the development of two complementary resources: WordMed® and Scriptum®. The former is a lexico-conceptual knowledge base (KB) comprising information from four medical sub-domains (diagnostics, procedures, tumors and medicines). This resource is only accessible for the language and domain expert in charge of supervising the knowledge acquisition and KB-updating processes. The latter resource, Scriptum®, is the user’s tool; it contains a medical KB, transferred from WordMed®, together with a viewer for the user to access the knowledge stored in the KB.
Keywords: Lexico-conceptual knowledge base, knowledge acquisition, information extraction, WordNet, medical sublanguage, activators, descriptors, semantic relations, knowledge viewer, natural language query.
Published online: 07 December 2001