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Modeling the UMLS using an OODB.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10566325     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Unified Medical Language System combines many well established authoritative medical informatics terminologies in one system. Such a resource is very valuable to the healthcare industry. However, the UMLS is very large and complex and poses serious comprehension problems for users and maintenance personnel. Furthermore, the sets of concepts of semantic types are not semantically uniform and thus are difficult to study. We describe a method to represent two components of the UMLS, the Metathesaurus (META) and the Semantic Network, as an OODB. The resulting UMLS OODB schema is deeper and more refined than the Semantic Network. It offers semantically uniform classes, which improves support for comprehension and navigation of META. The UMLS OODB also exposes problems in the semantic type classifications.
H Gu; Y Perl; J Geller; M Halper; L M Liu; J J Cimino
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Proceedings / AMIA ... Annual Symposium. AMIA Symposium     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1531-605X     ISO Abbreviation:  Proc AMIA Symp     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-02-01     Completed Date:  2000-02-01     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883449     Medline TA:  Proc AMIA Symp     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  82-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
CIS Dept., New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark 07102, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Databases as Topic*
Models, Theoretical
Unified Medical Language System*
Vocabulary, Controlled*

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