Understanding conceptualizations of anatomy

Clarkson, Melissa D. (2012) Understanding conceptualizations of anatomy. In: SIGDOC '12 Proceedings of the 30th ACM international conference on Design of communication, October 03 - 05, 2012, Seattle, Washington.

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The Foundational Model of Anatomy (FMA) ontology is a reference ontology for the domain of human anatomy. Although the FMA has been developed as a computer-parsable resource that is intended to enable computers to reason about human anatomy, it is also important to present the FMA in a manner that can be more easily understood by humans. Current interfaces for accessing the FMA do not adequately reveal the structure of the FMA to the user, nor do they support intuitive navigation through the ontology. As the first step toward designing a new interface, this paper describes an extensive inquiry into conceptualizations of both anatomy and the FMA. This user-centered process led to a design that will serve as a basis for the implementation of a web-based browser.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: All Projects > Foundational Model Browser
Divisions: University of Washington > Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education
Depositing User: Jim Brinkley
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2017 01:37
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2017 01:37
URI: http://sigpubs.si.washington.edu/id/eprint/267

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