A Step towards semantic dermatology...

Lexicon / Glossary of terms commonly used in Dermatology.

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ONTODerm Structure

ONTODerm is a specialty specific ontology for dermatology. Skin is the largest and the most 'exposed' organ in the human body. Most of the skin disorders are 'visible' and can be 'described' using terminologies 'specific' for the specialty. ONTODerm is envisaged as a solution for these 'specialty specific' needs. For everything else you have UMLS and SNOMED CT

ONTODerm was initially started in 2007 using protege in OWL. Later it was moved to knoodl.

Knoodl has discontinued service. Details will be updated here once I find an alternate service.

The standard namespace for ONTODerm is :
You may import the latest version of ONTODerm to Protege using the above URL.

Welcome to the ONTODerm community.......

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  ONTODerm Tools:

Please cite this article if you use ONTODerm in your project.

  • Eapen BR. ONTODerm - A domain ontology for dermatology. Dermatology Online Journal (2008) 14 (6): 16 [Full Text]

Other articles and books citing ONTODerm.

Other websites citing ONTODerm

Have seen any other? Do let me know:

If you are a dermatologist:

ONTODerm is not a software. It is a compilation of dermatological definitions (Well, sort of). Hence the most important skill needed to be part of Core ontoderm development is the thorough understanding of dermatological terms. Please register at http://knoodl.com/ui/groups/ONTODerm and join the ONTODerm community and shoot me an email:

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If you are a software developer:

ONTODerm is a domain ontology for dermatology which may be useful for ontology driven biomedical applications. Checkout the ONTODerm Tools above. Source code is available here.

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About Me

I have varied research interests ranging from eHealth, Health Information Exchange, Clinical Trials and Research, Contact Dermatitis, Bioinformatics, and Cosmetic Dermatology. I have work experience in Canada as an eHealth analyst, and in Dubai and India as a Specialist Dermatologist.


Bell Raj Eapen
Hamilton, ON