Towards a foundational representation of potential drug-drug interaction knowledge
Brochhausen, M., Schneider, J., Malone, D., Empey, PE., Hogan WR., and Boyce, RD. Towards a foundational representation of potential drug-drug interaction knowledge. The 1st International Drug-Drug Interaction Knowledge Representation Workshop (DIKR 2014). Collocated with the 2014 International Conference on Biomedical Ontology (ICBO 2014). October 6th, Houston, Texas. United States.
Inadequate representation of evidence and knowledge about potential drug-drug interactions is a major factor underlying disagreements among sources of drug information that are used by clinicians. In this paper we describe the initial steps toward developing a foundational domain representation that allows tracing the evidence underlying potential drug-drug interaction knowledge. The new representation includes biological and biomedical entities represented in existing ontologies and terminologies to foster integration of data from relevant fields such as physiology, anatomy, and laboratory sciences.