The University of Murcia is the largest university in the Region of Murcia with 38,000 students, 16 faculties and about 4000 employees. The Faculty of Computer Science has around 200 teaching and research staff which are organized in internationally recognized research groups. The Knowledge Technologies research group was established in 2003 to specialize in research on Semantic Web technologies, ontology engineering, language technologies and their applications to domains such as biomedicine, education, tourism, finances or agriculture. Most members of the group have a computer science background although the group has also members with medical and biological background. In the field of biomedical informatics, the group has developed pioneering methods for the use of ontologies and natural language processing to support the semantic interoperability of electronic health records, the enrichment and evaluation of quality of biomedical ontologies and terminologies, and the integration of clinical and omics data. The group is the only ICT group member of the Murcian BioHealth Research Institute (IMIB), so facilitating research cooperation with clinicians. The research group has participated in international interoperability related actions such as the EU NoE SemanticHealthNet, GREEKC, and the H2020 Precise4Q project.
Role in the project
- Semantic common data model development for the semantic harmonization and integration of data/knowledge from heterogeneous sources - texts, databases, hospital information systems,
- RES-Q+ semantic interoperability.
CATI M. COSTA
Ramón y Cajal Research Fellow
JOSE A. MIÑARRO-GIMÉNEZ
JESUALDO T. FERNANDÉZ-BREIS
Head of the Department
of Informatics and Computer Systems