A L Rector

Summary

Affiliation: University of Manchester
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Reconciling users' needs and formal requirements: issues in developing a reusable ontology for medicine
    A L Rector
    Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester, U K
    IEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed 2:229-42. 1998
  2. ncbi request reprint The interface between information, terminology, and inference models
    A L Rector
    Medical Informatics Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, England
    Stud Health Technol Inform 84:246-50. 2001
  3. pmc Relations in biomedical ontologies
    Barry Smith
    Institute for Formal Ontology and Medical Information Science, Saarland University, D 66041 Saarbrucken, Germany
    Genome Biol 6:R46. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Granularity, scale and collectivity: when size does and does not matter
    Alan Rector
    Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    J Biomed Inform 39:333-49. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint AIM: a personal view of where I have been and where we might be going
    A Rector
    Medical Informatics Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester, M13 9PL, Manchester, UK
    Artif Intell Med 23:111-27. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Clinical terminology: why is it so hard?
    A L Rector
    Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester, UK
    Methods Inf Med 38:239-52. 1999
  7. ncbi request reprint Thesauri and formal classifications: terminologies for people and machines
    A L Rector
    Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester, UK
    Methods Inf Med 37:501-9. 1998
  8. ncbi request reprint The GRAIL concept modelling language for medical terminology
    A L Rector
    GALEN Project, Department of Computer Science University of Manchester, UK
    Artif Intell Med 9:139-71. 1997
  9. ncbi request reprint A linkable identity privacy algorithm for HealthGrid
    Ning Zhang
    School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    Stud Health Technol Inform 112:234-45. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Rapid application design of an electronic clinical skills portfolio for undergraduate medical students
    Tim Dornan
    Hope Hospital, Stott Lane, Salford, Manchester, UK
    Comput Methods Programs Biomed 78:25-33. 2005

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Publications17

  1. ncbi request reprint Reconciling users' needs and formal requirements: issues in developing a reusable ontology for medicine
    A L Rector
    Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester, U K
    IEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed 2:229-42. 1998
    ..The authors argue that these features will be necessary, though by no means sufficient, for the development of any large reusable ontology for medicine...
  2. ncbi request reprint The interface between information, terminology, and inference models
    A L Rector
    Medical Informatics Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, England
    Stud Health Technol Inform 84:246-50. 2001
    ..This paper outlines the criteria for these choices and a possible notation for recording these choices and their consequences...
  3. pmc Relations in biomedical ontologies
    Barry Smith
    Institute for Formal Ontology and Medical Information Science, Saarland University, D 66041 Saarbrucken, Germany
    Genome Biol 6:R46. 2005
    ..The resulting Relation Ontology can promote interoperability of ontologies and support new types of automated reasoning about the spatial and temporal dimensions of biological and medical phenomena...
  4. ncbi request reprint Granularity, scale and collectivity: when size does and does not matter
    Alan Rector
    Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    J Biomed Inform 39:333-49. 2006
    ..Although examples are taken from biomedicine, we believe these notions to have wider application...
  5. ncbi request reprint AIM: a personal view of where I have been and where we might be going
    A Rector
    Medical Informatics Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester, M13 9PL, Manchester, UK
    Artif Intell Med 23:111-27. 2001
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Clinical terminology: why is it so hard?
    A L Rector
    Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester, UK
    Methods Inf Med 38:239-52. 1999
    ..This implies that validation of clinical terminologies must include validation in use as implemented in software...
  7. ncbi request reprint Thesauri and formal classifications: terminologies for people and machines
    A L Rector
    Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester, UK
    Methods Inf Med 37:501-9. 1998
    ..The test of the resulting terminologies is how well they support software for key functions: including data entry, information retrieval, mediation, indexing, and authoring...
  8. ncbi request reprint The GRAIL concept modelling language for medical terminology
    A L Rector
    GALEN Project, Department of Computer Science University of Manchester, UK
    Artif Intell Med 9:139-71. 1997
    ..This paper provides a description and motivation for the GRAIL language and gives examples of the modelling paradigm which it supports...
  9. ncbi request reprint A linkable identity privacy algorithm for HealthGrid
    Ning Zhang
    School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    Stud Health Technol Inform 112:234-45. 2005
    ..The paper has also recommended a security architecture that integrates the proposed algorithm with other data security measures needed to achieve the desired security and privacy in the HealthGrid context...
  10. ncbi request reprint Rapid application design of an electronic clinical skills portfolio for undergraduate medical students
    Tim Dornan
    Hope Hospital, Stott Lane, Salford, Manchester, UK
    Comput Methods Programs Biomed 78:25-33. 2005
    ....
  11. pmc Modeling nursing terminology using the GRAIL representation language
    N R Hardiker
    Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester, England
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 5:120-8. 1998
    ..The purpose of the study is to explore the use of formal systems to model nursing terminology...
  12. ncbi request reprint Attitudes and access to electronic exchange of information on occupational disease
    J E Rogers
    Medical Informatics Group, Department of Computer Science, Oxford Road, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    Occup Med (Lond) 54:316-21. 2004
    ..THOR is a network of work-related disease surveillance schemes dependent on volunteer case reporting by medical specialists. Data collection and dissemination has hitherto been paper-based...
  13. ncbi request reprint Semantic issues in integrating data from different models to achieve data interoperability
    Rahil Qamar
    Medical Informatics Group, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Stud Health Technol Inform 129:674-8. 2007
    ..However, the paper also stresses that the context and semantics of the data in either model should be taken into consideration at all times to increase the chances of true positives and reduce the occurrence of false negatives...
  14. ncbi request reprint A deployment and Research Roadmap for Semantic Interoperability: the EU semantic health project
    Pierre Lewalle
    WHO Classifications and Terminology Geneva, Switzerland
    Stud Health Technol Inform 136:635-40. 2008
    ..We conclude by statements on the main characteristics and needs of the roadmap to sustain better health for individual and populations in the changing EU health care systems...
  15. ncbi request reprint A formal representation for messages containing compositional expressions
    Peter L Elkin
    Mayo Clinic, Baldwin 4B, 200 First Street Southwest, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Int J Med Inform 71:89-102. 2003
    ..In addition, we advocate transmitting the upward transitive closure of subsumption of all concepts, to improve comparability of data and to decrease reliance on locally stored versions of the underlying reference terminology...
  16. ncbi request reprint An Ontology driven collaborative development for biomedical terminologies: from the French CCAM to the Australian ICHI coding system
    Jean M Rodrigues
    University of Saint Etienne, France
    Stud Health Technol Inform 124:863-8. 2006
    ..The initial results are presented and discussed in terms of feasibility and quality assurance for sharing and maintaining consistent medical knowledge and allowing diversity in linguistic expressiveness of end users...
  17. ncbi request reprint Use of OWL-based tools to aid message development and maintenance
    Tom Marley
    Salford Health Informatics Research Environment SHIRE, University of Salford, Manchester UK
    Med Inform Internet Med 32:43-9. 2007
    ..This study indicated that OWL is very much suited to such a task and should be seriously considered...