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ClaM - A Classification Manager

Editing a class

  1. Select the class you want to edit and either:
    • Press the Enter key
    • Select Edit from the Class menu
    • Press F2
    • Click the right mouse button and select Edit from the popup menu
  2. Make your modifications (Change, Add, Delete)
  3. Press the Close button when you are done

Detailed example

We take the following example from the Swedish ICD10. The class consists of a code followed by a preferred term. The next two lines are added rubrics


In the edit screen the last rubric is selected. In the selection field to the right of the selected language (Swedish) you see the selected rubric 'example:Tyreotoxisk hjärtsjukdom (I43.8)'.

In the big edit space we selected the code I43.8, and pushed the buttons Alt and W. That resulted in the tagging of the code as indicated there. The usage 'manifestation' defines that ClaM should generate a asterisk (*) after the reference code. After this the 'Change button' should be pushed to make the reference permanent. Note that simple references within a classification can be automatically made with the referer tool. Here is the detailed description of Reference options as implemented in ClaM.

In the top right corner there are 6 Alt-buttons for tagging text elements. These user defined tags ease nasty editing work, but above all reduce errors. Basically the keys place start and end tags around highlighted texts. There are however situations where you have to insert the same text many times. For instance adding a usage within an existing Reference tag. This can be done with these keys. Just enter an ampersand before the text: &usage="etiology"

Most selectors in this edit screen are trivial. Two may need some more explanation:

As of version 7 of ClaM UTF-8 is the only supported character encoding. The reason for this choice is that this encoding does cover most of the languages in the world. Using one single encoding avoids confusion and mixing of encodings within a single classification, but also has a number of consequences: