Toward semantic web based knowledge representation and extraction from electronic health records Conference Paper uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Depressive Disorder, Major
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Primary Health Care


  • The recent large-scale deployment of Electronic Health Records (EHR) across medical institutions provides new opportunities of secondary use of EHR. One prerequisite of meaningful use of EHR data is interoperability among knowledge, data, and applications in healthcare IT. In this paper, we introduce our vision on applying semantic web techniques to clinical knowledge and data representation, as well as to retrieve useful information and knowledge from EHR. We discuss the challenges we are facing, as well as two real-world use cases we are currently working on. © 2011 ACM.

publication date

  • December 15, 2011



  • Conference Paper


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1145/2064747.2064765

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 75

end page

  • 78