Bitac participates in the Infoday on Health and Biomedicine Languages Technologies

Within the TL Plan, on December the 2nd, the Secretary of State for Digital Advancement – SEAD, together with the National Supercomputing Center (BSC), organized in Barcelona an Infoday on Language Technologies, with special attention to the field of Health and Biomedicine. The latest advances of the TL Plan, the resources and linguistic infrastructures generated and the exploration of new opportunities have been introduced to the audience.

Bitac, member of Barcelona Health Hub, participated in two sessions; Toni Mas, expert in SNOMED CT modelling and implementation, explained the potential of using ontologies such as SNOMED CT in Language technologies such as NLP and other algorithms; Mireia Rodriguez, business development, showed some of the successful stories of terminology implementation in the healthcare continuum. The sessions in which they took part were the following ones.

Panel discussion 3: Relevance of terminology resources for language technologies in healthcare: terminologies, mapping, interoperability, translation and examples of use

Moderator: Martin Krallinger – BSC

Panel discussion 6: Health language and computer technology industry: challenges, advances and needs

Moderador: Pablo Serrano – Hospital 12 de Octubre

  • Arantza del Pozo Echezarreta – Vicomtech
  • Víctor de la Torre – Fujitsu
  • Fernando Molina – VÓCALI
  • Mireia Rodriguez – Bitac
  • Elisa Martin Garijo – IBM


For more information you can consult the program and the recording of sessions.
Toni Mas, Chief Technology Officer at Bitac, an expert in SNOMED CT modelling and implementation