The SNOMED CT Template Syntax is designed to convert any formal SNOMED CT language into a SNOMED CT Template Language. A SNOMED CT template contains slots, which provide a placeholder in the expression, constraint or query, whose specific value can be completed at a subsequent time using a value recorded within an information model, entered into a data entry form, or sourced by some other means.
Additional requirements are being collected for consideration in future versions of the SNOMED CT Template Syntax. In the following sections, we describe some of these proposed requirements under consideration.
Support for an Expression Constraint Template Language
Adding guidance, syntax, and a model of input data to support the use of slots in the Expression Constraint Language.
The ability to state the default value for a slot using the template syntax.