The Health Terminology/Ontology Portal
The Health Terminology/Ontology Portal provides access to more than 70 terminologies/ontologies (T/O) in Health. T/O are now widely used across the world for different kinds of applications. They are also generally specific to a domain (anatomy, rare diseases, medical devices, etc.).
HeTOP is based on a multi-terminology meta-model to integrate all T/O into its data core. It is cross-lingual since T/O are often available in several languages. Furthermore, T/O are mapped to each other and build a big network allowing the semantic interoperability.
The web site is designed to help medical librarians, translators, students, teachers, researchers, T/O editors. It can be used by both humans and machines via a dedicated web service.
The best way to start using HeTOP is to search terms among selected T/O. By default, HeTOP searches into MeSH/CISMeF. One other way is to consult the list of available T/O here. You can access to additional T/O if you are registered and logged in.
A short tutorial video in French is available here.
HeTOP is developed by the CISMeF team (Department of Medical Informatics), Rouen University Hospital, Rouen, Normandy, France.
A lot of people, companies and institutions contributed to build this project from scratch since 2005. Check at our partner's page for credits and acknowledgments.
Check at the publications page to get the reference publication and other papers about HeTOP.