COVID-19 ontologies and their application in medical sciences: Reviewing Bioportal

Document Type : review


1 Ph.D. in Health Information Management, Department of Health Information Technology and Management, Health Technology Assessment and Medical Informatics Research Center, School of Public Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd

2 Ph.D. in Medical Library and Information Science, Health Information Technology Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.


The high incidence of COVID-19disease and the resulting increase in data and information in this area have led medical centers to use different methods to manage them due to the huge amount of information. One of the best ways to avoid confusion in documenting and managing health information is to use new information tools such as ontology. A tool that has been used by researchers around the world since the late 1990s to support decision-making in various fields. In this regard, the National Center for Biomedical Ontology has established a medical ontology database called Bioportal. In this research, published ontologies in the field of coronavirus disease(COVID-19) in the database have been explored.


Volume 1, Issue 1
November and December 2020
Pages 30-35
  • Receive Date: 28 August 2020
  • Revise Date: 06 October 2020
  • Accept Date: 29 September 2020
  • First Publish Date: 01 November 2020