A 2012 Workshop: Vaccine and Drug Ontology in the Study of Mechanism and Effect (VDOSME 2012)

Yongqun He, Luca Toldo, Gully Burns, Cui Tao, Darrell R. Abernethy

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Abstract

Vaccines and drugs have contributed to dramatic improvements in public health worldwide. Over the last decade, there have been efforts in developing biomedical ontologies that represent various areas associated with vaccines and drugs. These ontologies combined with existing health and clinical terminology systems (e.g., SNOMED, RxNorm, NDF-RT, MedDRA, VO, OAE, and AERO) could play significant roles on clinical and translational research. The first "Vaccine and Drug Ontology in the Study of Mechanism and Effect" workshop (VDOSME 2012) provided a platform for discussing problems and solutions in the development and application of biomedical ontologies in representing and analyzing vaccines/drugs, vaccine/drug administrations, vaccine/drug-induced immune responses (including positive host responses and adverse events), and similar topics. The workshop covered two main areas: (i) ontologies of vaccines, of drugs, and of studies thereof; and (ii) analysis of administration, mechanism and effect in terms of representations based on such ontologies. Six full-length papers included in this thematic issue focus on ontology representation and time analysis of vaccine/drug administration and host responses (including positive immune responses and adverse events), vaccine and drug adverse event text mining, and ontology-based Semantic Web applications. The workshop, together with the follow-up activities and personal meetings, provided a wonderful platform for the researchers and scientists in the vaccine and drug communities to demonstrate research progresses, share ideas, address questions, and promote collaborations for better representation and analysis of vaccine and drug-related terminologies and clinical and research data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number12
JournalJournal of Biomedical Semantics
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 18 2012

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Vaccines
Ontology
Education
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Biological Ontologies
Terminology
RxNorm
Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine
Translational Medical Research
Data Mining
Public health
Semantic Web
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Research
Semantics
Public Health
Research Personnel
Health

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  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Health Informatics

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A 2012 Workshop : Vaccine and Drug Ontology in the Study of Mechanism and Effect (VDOSME 2012). / He, Yongqun; Toldo, Luca; Burns, Gully; Tao, Cui; Abernethy, Darrell R.

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He, Yongqun ; Toldo, Luca ; Burns, Gully ; Tao, Cui ; Abernethy, Darrell R. / A 2012 Workshop : Vaccine and Drug Ontology in the Study of Mechanism and Effect (VDOSME 2012). In: Journal of Biomedical Semantics. 2012 ; Vol. 3, No. 1.
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