Of Mice and Men: Design of a Comparative Anatomy Information System

Travillian, Ravensara S and Gennari, John H and Shapiro, Linda G (2005) Of Mice and Men: Design of a Comparative Anatomy Information System. In: American Medical Informatics Association Fall Symposium.

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In previous work, we proposed an approach called the Structural Difference Method (SDM) to correlating the anatomy of Homo sapiens with selected species, using the Foundational Model of Anatomy (FMA) as a framework and graph matching as a method, for determining similarities and differences between species. In this paper, we present the design of a comparative anatomy information system that utilizes the SDM and allows users to issue queries to determine the similarities and differences between two species. Our system will serve as a pilot project for cross-species anatomical information collection, storage, and retrieval. The underlying data structure of a mapping, and the syntax and semantics of the system's query language, are presented.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: amia2005
Subjects: All Projects > Comparative Anatomy Information System
Depositing User: Jim Brinkley
Date Deposited: 08 May 2006
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2017 21:41
URI: http://sigpubs.si.washington.edu/id/eprint/184

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