Ontological analysis of ICD11

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Dr. Strausz György
Department of Measurement and Information Systems

The ICD (International Classification of Diseases) is the standard classification system used for classifying diseases and other health problems recorded on many types of health and vital records including death certificates and health records.

The classification is maintained by WHO (World Health Organisation) since 1948. The current version is the ICD10, but the WHO has already begun to prepare the 11th revision of the classification, the publication of ICD11 is expected in 2015. The aim of ICD11 is to create a conceptual system defining the classification and not a mere taxonomy as the previous versions. This aim will be achieved by building upon modern knowledge representation technologies.

My diploma thesis presents these classifications and describes the new modelling method of the ICD11. After the introduction my thesis analyses the ICD11 and compares it to the ICD10. In the later chapters, the analyzer program is shown in action and the results are evaluated. The program performs several functions therefore the analysis is represented from multiple views. The results are evaluated from anatomical and etiological views and elucidate the differences and the similarities between these two classification systems.


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