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ClaM - A Classification Manager

Exporting a classification

You can choose between a number of export formats:

For the last two formats, ClaM generates a text file that contains the codes and the preferred rubrics separated by either a comma or a tab. These formats do now contain the other kinds of rubrics as well where approppriate.

Either: Click export a classification or Select Export from the File menu. Push the button at the end of the filename field to enter a file name and a format for the export file.

For XML outputs choose ClaML, select order is Breadthfirst if you want to output to an other system. Choose Depthfirst if you intend to produce (hierarchical) printed output.

The default settings of the screen is to export the complete classification. The fields for making subselections need no further explanation. Once all choices are specified, press the OK button to start export.

TAB and CSV lists

The organisation of these lists is controlled by the setting of "Each rubric preceeded..."(bottom right of the form). They can be exported either as one line for every rubric within a class or as a single line per class. The rusluting export matices are shown in the ICPC example below. In this specific example inclusion of the parent code was selected as well. That code allows for reconstruction of the hierarchy.

WARNING: The lower multi-column export places multiple lines separated with a ; (or a TAB) on one line in a column. So there is no distinction with texts that do contain a ";" . Therefor the more robust 4 column export (code, parent, Kind, Rubric) is the preferred default plain text export.

Tabular export of Modifiers

If only a list of modifiers is required, select under Limitations a random leaf node, choose Depthfirst and check Include modifiers, uncheck the item on active modifiers. Select OK to perform the export. As a last step, remove the Class which is exported at the very end of the file.

TEXT output Example

Text output is still available, but no longer maintained. So complex constucts may not be rendered as expected. The function is kept, because it appears to be usefull in some situations.

A text format this could look something like this:

ICD-10 Base Classes 1 (28-07-2000)
Generated by ClaM: July 28, 2000

I. Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
Includes: diseases generally recognised as communicable or transmissable
Excludes: carrier or suspected carrier of infectious disease (Z22.-)
Excludes: certain localised infections - see body system-related chapters 
infectious and parasitic diseases complicating pregnancy, childbirth and 
the puerperium [except obstetrical tetanus and human immunodeficiency virus 
[HIV] disease] (O98.-)
Excludes: influenza and other acute respiratory infections (J00-J22)
A00-A09 Intestinal infectious diseases
A00 Cholera
A00.0 Cholera due to Vibrio cholerae 01, biovar cholerae
Includes: Classical cholera
A00.1 Cholera due to Vibrio cholerae 01, biovar eltor
Includes: Cholera eltor
A00.9 Cholera, unspecified
A01 Typhoid and paratyphoid fevers
A01.0 Typhoid fever
Includes: Infection due to Salmonella typhi
A01.1 Paratyphoid fever A
A01.2 Paratyphoid fever B
A01.3 Paratyphoid fever C
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