The Institute of Informatics and Telematics, Rende (CS), was established in March 2013.
In previous years it was one of the research units of the Department of Production Systems of the National Research Council.
The IIT’s research activity primarily focuses on Knowledge and information management methodologies, that is, the building and development of taxonomies, thesauri and classification systems for digital document indexing, as well as the development of innovative methods for data codification.
The IIT Unit, Rende, is the Italian representative of LOINC®, the international coding system for laboratory observation and tests results, developed and maintained by the Regenstrief Institute of Indianapolis (USA).
The activity of the Taxonomies, Thesauri and Classification Systems group focuses on Knowledge and information management methodologies, as knowledge and information acquisition, modeling, formalization, indexing and retrieval; definition of specialized lexicons, thesauri and ontologies in different fields of application. These skills are mainly applied to the field of e-health and Digital Library, with a focus on terminology extraction, metadata definition, semantic mapping and integration, as well as data collection and analysis (e.g. for e-health to define risk profiles).
The main activities of the LOINC work group are: