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The draft SNOMED CT Template Syntax specification is available for your review and commentary.  This document presents the formal rules for representing slots in SNOMED CT expressions, expression constraints and queries. A slot represents a constraint and/or a placeholder for a value that is not known at the time of authoring, but which can be completed at a later time.

The Template Syntax may be used with any of the computable SNOMED CT languages to represent templates of various kinds in a consistent way. For example, using the template syntax with SNOMED CT Compositional Grammar enables the representation of the Expression Template Language. Expression templates can be used to support a variety of use cases, including the authoring of concepts and the creation of patterns for post-coordination.

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