Knowledge Representation and Semantics Working Group Pre-Symposium at AMIA 2023
The 2023 AMIA Knowledge Representation and Semantics Working Group Pre-Symposium
workshop will be held on Saturday, Nov 11, 2023 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM CST as part of the 2023 American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium.
The objective of this pre-symposium collaborative workshop is to enhance awareness of knowledge representation and semantics approaches within biomedical informatics;
to provide a venue to disseminate new developments in the field; and to facilitate new collaborations.
This instance of the workshop will include a special focus on knowledge representation approaches in combination with other artificial intelligence approaches, and will feature a panel of informaticists engaged in this effort.
- Mathias Brochhausen, Ph.D., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
- Zhe He, Ph.D., Florida State University
- Oliver He, Ph.D., University of Michigan
We invite submissions of two-page abstracts for podium talks on research and applications of knowledge representation approaches across the breadth of the biomedical informatics domain areas.
Previous instances of the workshop have included diverse submissions and presentations on knowledge representation work in many areas of informatics, including:
- cancer informatics
- imaging informatics
- public health and policy informatics
- clinical research informatics
- drug informatics
- foundational knowledge representation and reasoning methods
The 2023 workshop will have a special emphasis on AI for health projects that combine knowledge representation and semantics approaches with complementary work in the areas of machine learning,
deep learning, and natural language processing with large language models.
Submissions specifically about KRS in AI for health will be presented in their own session followed by a panel-led open discussion of the topic.
- 8:30 Introduction
- 8:40 Podium presentations
- Melissa Clarkson - The Graphic Descriptor Ontology: Semantic descriptors for graphic libraries in anatomical applications
- Melissa Clarkson - OWL Paths: A library for processing SPARQL-like property paths over OWL classes
- Alex Diehl & Anuwat Pengput - Use of the Cholangiocarcinoma Ontology for Term Enrichment Analysis of Risk Factors in a Research Cohort in Thailand
- Nansu Zong - Knowledge-based Drug Repurposing
- Jonathan Bona - Semantic integration and harmonization of clinical data in The Cancer Imaging Archive
- 10:00 Shawn O’Neil - Monarch Assistant
- 10:30 Coffee break
- 10:40 Invited panelist presentations and discussion
- Mathias Brochhausen - Putting Ontologies to Work in the AI Arena
- Zhe He - Using informatics and AI to help patients better understand lab results
- Oliver He - VIOLIN 2.0 Knowledgebase: Ontology-based Knowledge Representation and Applications for Vaccine Informatics
- 12:00 Adjourn
After participating in this session, attendees should be better able to:
- Understand the state of the art in knowledge representation and semantics in biomedicine.
- Appreciate the breadth of the field, including works published/presented in venues other than AMIA.
- Foster potential new collaborations among researchers who have similar research interests.
- Understand and discuss applications of knowledge representation and semantics approaches as part of the larger effort to bring artificial intelligence solutions to biomedical