Every complex scientific field needs an ontology, and soon the primary one that covers COVID-19 will be easier for medication and vaccination researchers to understand, using new interpretive methods and software developed by experts at NJIT’s Ying Wu College of Computing. Ontologies are essentially dictionaries and maps of medical terms. Terms with the same meaning, such as cardiac arrest and myocardial infarction, are grouped together. Each group is called a concept. Concepts in turn are connected to each other using arrows and boxes to indicate which are general and which are specific. New concepts are often called children and older ones are parents, as in genealogy. To read the full story.
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