HIWAS: Enabling Technology for Analysis of Clinical Data in XML Documents

The information contained in large collections of clinical data can be used for many valuable purposes, such as epidemiological studies, evidence-based medicine, monitoring compliance with best clinical practices, and cost-benefit analyses. However, the emerging standards for the electronic representation of clinical data, such as the Clinical Document Architectures (CDAs), are very complex and new tools are required to effectively extract and utilize the information contained in these documents. In this paper, the authors present HIWAS, a research prototype of a new tool that creates a structural summary of a collection of XML documents, thereby enabling users to find relevant information for a specific purpose within complex XML documents.

Provided by: VLD Digital Topic: Data Management Date Added: Sep 2011 Format: PDF

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