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Welcome to the MORMED Project Website

The broad adoption of Web 2.0 technologies in the e-health domain has led to the emergence of the term "Medicine 2.0" for relevant applications, services and tools. Web 2.0 applications have contributed towards bringing geographically dispersed groups of people with common interests together. Nevertheless, language remains an essential barrier. People with a wealth of knowledge to share, and willingness to participate, cannot become members of an online community unless they master the official language of the community and of the software platform that supports it. This is a great impediment to the effective dissemination of valuable knowledge among dispersed medical communities, particularly those interested in topics where information is very scarce, such as rare diseases.

The MORMED project attempts to address this challenge by developing a multilingual social networking and content management platform. The platform will combine the semantically-enhanced social networking and content management OrganiK platform with technologies enabling machine translation and post-editing by human experts to make content available in multiple languages. MORMED will be piloted in a community interested in Lupus or Antiphospholipid Syndrome, involving researchers, medical doctors, general practitioners, patients and support groups.

Project Results

  • A multilingual thematic community platform (piloted in rare diseases).
  • Relevant linguistic resources (e.g. corpora, taxonomies, translation workflows, etc)
  • Content (e.g. blog posts, wiki articles, bookmarks, etc)
  • Dissemination activities (workshops, presentations, articles, etc)



Latest News

Final project review with excellent results

The final review of the MORMED project took place on 28 November 2012 at Luxembourg. SEERC (coordinator) initiated the meeting and provided an overview of the project, followed by a presentation of the Lupus disease (the thematic focus of the MORMED social networking site) performed by KCL. Next, LTC presented the final version of the MORMED platform and showcased the backend translation workflows and intelligent information processing capabilities of the software.

The MORMED Project was Presented at the META-FORUM International Conference

The MORMED project was presented at the META-FORUM international conference, which took place at Brussels on the 20th and 21st of June 2012.

Public Beta of the MORMED Multilingual Social Networking Platform for Lupus

The MORMED multilingual social networking platform for Lupus is now available for everyone to use in the form of a public beta version. Once you log on to MORMED you become part of a growing multilingual community and you can exchange ideas and discuss issues around rare diseases. You can now be part of the communication flow, without worrying of the language the information is written in. The platform automatically translates the content in four languages (English, German, Spanish, Hungarian), so that you connect to interested peers regardless of your native language.

MORMED Successfully Completes the Second Review Meeting

The second MORMED review took place at the EC Language Technologies Unit headquarters in Luxemburg on 26 April 2012. MORMED partners presented the project’s achievements for the second year. The working release of the MORMED platform was shown in detail by LTC and a full system walkthrough was presented to the Project Officer and the Reviewers. Next, the cross-language intelligent information processing capabilities of the MORMED platform were explained by SEERC. This was followed by adoption and evaluation activities by the medical partners.

Meeting of the MORMED Project Consortium in Hungary

The consortium meeting of the MORMED project took place on the 29th of September 2011 in Debrecen, Hungary and it was hosted by the Medical and Health Centre, University of Debrecen (UD MHSC CID). The meeting provided a fruitful environment for all partners to present and discuss the latest developments in the project.

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