Apelon DTS Announcements

DTS 4.0

Alpha release of version 4.0 is now available at apelondts.org. This demonstration/evaluation release:
  • Supports Namespace versioning.
  • Leverages Java EE 6 platform for Server and Browser.
  • Introduces new module architecture for Editor.
  • Maintains backward compatibility to DTS 3.5 at API level.

DTS 3.5.2

DTS 3.5.2 release is now available. The main features of this release are:
  • Support for MySQL.
  • Support for MS SQL Server without compatibility level change.

DTS 3.5.1

DTS 3.5.1 release is now available. The main features of this release are:
  • Support for IBM DB2.
  • Improved performance with Java 6 and updated JDBC drivers.
  • Support for Windows 7.
  • Improved reliability and search performance through some bug fixes.
  • Improved content change reporting options.

About Apelon DTS

The Apelon DTS (Distributed Terminology System) is an integrated set of open source components that provides comprehensive terminology services in distributed application environments. DTS supports national and international data standards, which are a necessary foundation for comparable and interoperable health information, as well as local vocabularies. Typical applications for DTS include clinical data entry, administrative review, problem-list and code-set management, guideline creation, decision support and information retrieval.

Key DTS features include:

  • HIGH-PERFORMANCE, concurrent access to multiple, interconnected terminologies
  • COMPREHENSIVE terminology Knowledgebase with a unified, consistent object model
  • DATA NORMALIZATION, matching of text input to standardized terms and concepts via word order analysis, word stemming, spelling correction and term completion
  • CODE TRANSLATION, mapping of clinical data to standard coding systems such as ICD-9 and CPT
  • CLASS QUERIES, hierarchy interrogation for decision support and outcomes analysis
  • SEMANTIC NAVIGATION, browsing of a rich set of hierarchical and non-hierarchical relationships between concepts for improved quality in data entry and information retrieval
  • SEMANTIC CLASSIFICATION, creation, management, and comparison of concept extensions which are consistent with formal semantic models such as that used in SNOMED CT
  • SUBSETTING, creation of individualized subsets of terminologies using advanced Boolean logic techniques
  • WORKFLOW, management and tracking of modeling efforts in large, distributed projects
  • LOCALIZATION, addition of local concepts, synonyms, codes, and inter-concept associations to connect local content to standard terminologies

DTS provides APIs and management applications for both Java and Microsoft .NET environments. The extensible DTS Editor enables the enhancement of DTS Knowledge Base by adding new content and localizing it for specific business, professional, or cultural needs, such as noting that "Black Creek Disease" is a synonym for Amebic Dysentery. The DTS Browser permits easy access and review of terminologies from any Internet browser.

Components of DTS

DTS Core Utilities to manage Knowledgebase and APIs to access and edit Knowledgebase.
DTS Editor Desktop UI to navigate, search, view and manage a Knowledgebase using DTS API. Extensions can be added using Plug-ins.
DTS Browser Web based UI to navigate, search and view a Knowledgebase using DTS API.
Modular Classifier Web service for classifying Ontylog Extension Namespace.

How to Get Support

Commercial software support services and subscription access to a wide portfolio of national and international data standards are available for DTS from Apelon Inc.