FunctionMapper was designed by ICF experts using the Term Editor open source software of the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) in Finland. FunctionMapper can provide words, prompts, instrument items and goals linked to ICF’s functioning and environmental factors. The terms are mapped manually by experts using established ICF linking rules. The accumulation of the linkages provides useful aid when adding new information.

FunctionMapper 2.0 was completed in the first half of 2018. FunctionMapper converts a person’s natural language concepts and responses to items in assessment instruments and goals related to functioning and environmental factors in every language where mICF is to be deployed. FunctionMapper has the ability to support all languages. It provides user-friendly terms to mICF frontend applications.

FunctionMapper will be further developed to map natural language to ICF by automating ICF linking rules. The innovation of using natural language processing (NLP) and linking it to an international classification system (ICF), will eventually enable the opportunity for Big Data analytics through the Health Databank.

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