An Eclipse-based application designed to support describing the meaning of terms in existing clinical terminologies.
Last Updated 2 June 2014 for Snomed CT AU-20140531 and AMT v2.56 (May 2014) – (also includes an experimental combined Snomed CT-AU and AMT of previous versions)
Snapper is a Licenced product and can only be downloaded after obtaining a Licence. Please email Michael.Lawley@csiro.au for further information on obtaining a Snapper Licence.
The Snapper Platform is an Eclipse-based application designed to support describing the meaning of terms in existing clinical terminologies using concepts or expressions from SNOMED CT. However Snapper is not bound to SNOMED CT, and other ontologies can be used as an alternate target ontology.
The SNOMED CT ontology has been identified world-wide as the standard clinical terminology to be used when collecting clinical information about a patients treatment yet whilst vast, its coverage can be patchy, particularly in specialist areas. To ease the adoption of SNOMED CT for clinical data collection, it may be desirable to create a semantic mapping from an existing set of terms to SNOMED CT. In opther words, to specify specifically the relationship between a term and a single SNOMED CT concept, or an expression composed of multiple concepts.
Snapper allows a list of ad-hoc terminology source terms from an existing data set to be imported and mapped to SNOMED CT using SNOMED’s post-coordination expression syntax. Realising from the outset that post-coordination of concepts is difficult, an expression editor was designed with features similar to a smart program editor, such as colour-coded syntax highlighting, automatic description completion and a templating engine driven by the SNOMED CT concept model.
Before downloading this product you must obtain the following Licences ..
Java 1.6 (1.7 will not work)
(Many computers will already have this installed. It is a free download that your IT support group should be able to help you install if you don’t already have it.)
Help for Snapper is available within the application. To launch the help from within Snapper, choose “Help Contents” from the “Help” menu and expand and browse through the “Snapper” topic. It is also possible to search the help and print it out if you prefer a hardcopy reference.
If you would like to provide any feedback on Snapper or report a bug, please email Deanne.Vickers@csiro.au
If your enquiry relates to licencing, please email Michael.Lawley@csiro.au
Q. I am getting an error message that says “The folder C:minnow-workspace.metadata” is read-only. What’s going on?
A. The default location for the workspace is in your user directory. It sounds like someone has changed the location of the workspace in order to share it between multiple users on the one computer. You need to also make sure that this new location is one that all users have (write) access to.