Towards a HPV vaccine knowledgebase for patient education content

Dennis Wang, Rachel Cunningham, Julie Boom, Muhammad Amith, Cui Tao

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Human papillomavirus is a widespread sexually transmitted infection that can be prevented with vaccination. However, HPV vaccination rates in the United States are disappointingly low. This paper will introduce a patient oriented web ontology intended to provide an interactive way to educate patients about HPV and the HPV vaccine that will to empower patients to make the right vaccination decision. The information gathered for this initial draft of the ontology was primarily taken from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Vaccine Information Statements. The ontology currently consists of 160 triples, 141 classes, 52 properties and 55 individuals. For future iterations, we aim to incorporate more information as well as obtain subject matter expert feedback to improve the overall quality of the ontology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNursing Informatics 2016 - eHealth for All
Subtitle of host publicationEvery Level Collaboration - From Project to Realization
EditorsWalter Sermeus, Paula M. Procter, Patrick Weber
PublisherIOS Press BV
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781614996576
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Conference on Nursing Informatics, NI 2016 - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: Jun 25 2016Jun 29 2016

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Conference13th International Conference on Nursing Informatics, NI 2016


  • Human papillomavirus
  • Knowledgebase
  • Ontology
  • Patient education
  • Vaccine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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