(topics are listed in descending chronological order; only selected publications are listed)

  • building multilingual databases with web-interfaces (2004-)
    • researchers: Jure Dimec, Brane L. Leskosek
    • for more information, see the EUROETHICS database, developed within the European Comission project from the Quality of Life and Management of Living Resources Programme
    • publication: Dimec, J, Leskosek, BL. Data entry application for NAS partners: User manual (PDF). Ljubljana: Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biomedical Informatics, 2004.
  • automated classification of medical abstracts (2003-)
    • researchers: Bostjan Jerko, Jure Dimec
    • publication: Jerko, B. Automated abstract indexing (PDF, in Slovenian). In: Erjavec, T, Gros, J, editors. Language technologies: proceedings B of the 7th International Multi-Conference Information Society IS 2004; Ljubljana, Slovenia. Ljubljana: Jozef Stefan Institute, 2004; 13-7.
  • bibliometric research in nursing (2003-)
  • bibliometric research in medicine, especially OLAP for bibliographic databases (2002-)
    • researchers: Emil Hudomalj, Gaj Vidmar, Ema Dornik
    • publication: Hudomalj, E, Vidmar, G. OLAP and bibliographic databases (PDF). Scientometrics 2003; 58(3): 609-22.
  • electromyography of pregnant uterus in sheep
  • (2002-)

    • researchers: Brane L. Leskosek, Gaj Vidmar
    • publications:
      • Leskosek, BL, Pajntar M. Electromyography of the pregnant uterus in humans and sheep. IFMBE proceedings 2002; 3: 554-5.
      • Verdenik, I, Pajntar, M, Leskosek, BL. Uterine electrical activity as predictor of preterm birth in women with preterm contractions. European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology 2001; 95: 149-53.
      • Pajntar, M, Leskosek, BL, Rudel, D, Verdenik, I. Contribution of cervical smooth muscle activity to the duration of latent and active phases of labour. British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology 2001; 108(5): 533-8.
  • using OLAP for public health data analysis (2000-)
    • researchers: Dimitar Hristovski, Gaj Vidmar, Emil Hudomalj
    • publications:
  • literature-based knowledge discovery (1999-)
  • evaluation of research in the field of biomedicine in Slovenia (1995-)
    • researcher: Dimitar Hristovski
    • automated analysis based on citation indices, apllying bibliometric and nonbibliometric measures
  • bioinformatics - Y chromosome microdeletion diagnostic test development (1999-2004)
    • researcher: Dimitar Hristovski
    • publications:
      • Peterlin B, Kunej T, Hristovski D. Diagnostic test for Y chromosome microdeletion screening in male infertility. Genetic Testing 2004; 8(1): 45-9
      • Dzeroski S, Hristovski D, Peterlin B. Using data mining and OLAP to discover patterns in a database of patients with Y-chromosome deletions. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2000; (Suppl): 215-9.
      • Dzeroski S, Hristovski D, Kunej T, Peterlin B. A data mining approach to the development of a diagnostic test for male infertility. Stud Health Technol Inform 2000; 77: 779-83.
  • digital library of Slovenian medical documents (1999-2003)
  • web-user behaviour analysis (1999-2002)
    • researchers: Dimitar Hristovski, Ljupco Todorovski
    • publications:
      • Rozic-Hristovski A, Hristovski D, Todorovski L. User's information-seeking behavior on a medical library website. J Med Libr Assoc 2002; 90(2): 210-7.
      • Rozic-Hristovski A, Hristovski D, Todorovski L. Discovering patterns in library website usage: a data mining approach. In: EAHIL workshop 2001 Cyberspace Odyssey; 2001; Alghero, Sardinia. Alghero: EAHIL, 2001; 1-7.
  • electronic publishing of medical journals (1996-2000)
  • intelligent information storage and retrieval of Slovene and English medical documents on Internet (1995-2000)
  • computer-assisted medical image analysis - analysis of blood flow in muscle fibres (1991-1997)
    • researcher: Emil Hudomalj
    • publication: Hudomalj, E, Erzen, I. Successive shape hulls as a tool for capillary distribution analysis. V: Erzen I, Pajer Z, urednika. Life sciences 1996: Proceedings of the 3rd international conference; 1996; Gozd Martuljek, Slovenia. Ljubljana: Society for stereology and quantitative image analysis, 1996; 159-60.
  • unified access to various bibliographic databases (1991-1994)
    • researchers: Dimitar Hristovski, Anamarija Rozic-Hristovski, Jure Dimec
    • now incorporated into literature-based knowledge discovery

About IBMI

Institute for Biostatistics and Medical Informatics (IBMI), formerly Institute for BioMedical Informatics (so still IBMI) was founded by the Faculty of Medicine as a result of a need for a unit which would perform, or coordinate, tasks related to data analysis and providing information, relevant for research in medicine. The programme of the institute, and its development, have been adjusting thorugh time to changes in financing and technological progress, but the basic aim remain the same: to support research in medicine. This is achieved through the following tasks:


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University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine
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