Reference : The Q-Codes. From Dunedin 2007 to Hyderabad 2015
Scientific congresses and symposiums : Unpublished conference/Abstract
Human health sciences : General & internal medicine
The Q-Codes. From Dunedin 2007 to Hyderabad 2015
Jamoulle, Marc mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > > > Doct. sc. médicales (Bologne)]
Wonca International Classification Committee annual meeting - Hyderabad
12-16 Nov, 2015
[en] family medicine ; classification ; Q-Codes
[en] Aim
Coding abstracts of communications of GPs during congress allows more efficient exchange of information through a specific indexing process. Coding with Core Content Classification in General Practice/Family Medicine (3CGP/FM), an association of ICPC and of a new tool called Q-Codes means identifying the main concepts the writer is willing to share in his/her contribution. This is called ‘text classification’ or ‘topic list building’ in computer sciences and ‘qualitative data analysis’ in cognitive sciences. The GP is dealing with issues concerning the patient and with issues concerning the management of the job. Symptoms, diagnosis and process are up to what we will call clinical activities. General management as well as ethical or quality related issues are up to what we will call non-clinical or managerial activities. Clinical activities will be identified in the abstracts by the use of the International Classification of Primary Care second edition, electronic, version 5 (ICPC-2 e ver5). Managerial activities will be identified in the abstracts by the use of the Q-Codes, version 2.1, 2015 which we are explaining now in detail.
The European cross-lingual portal of health terminologies for indexing and searching Web resources ( is using the OWL 2 Web Ontology Language, relying for instance to Bioportal and connected to the world of the Internet of data. We have developed the terminological content of 183 items called Q-codes using a graphic Interface, filling the knowledge base with relevant information about the concept studied, linking them to professional terminologies like MeSH, or to lay ones like Babelnet and DBpedia, if any, and relying them to top bibliographic free full text citations of the domain.
183 Q-Codes have been designed and 177 extensive terminological records are available online, for now for beta testers. The whole process is described on The ongoing version of the Q-codes is available here in 6 languages The poster present a general overview of the terminological development.
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