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Modeling concepts in medicine for medical language understanding.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9865034     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Over the past two decades, the construction of models for medical concept representation and for understanding of the deep meaning of medical narrative texts have been challenging areas of medical informatics research. This review highlights how these two inter-related domains have evolved, emphasizing aspects of medical modeling as a tool for medical language understanding. A representation schema, which balances partially but accurately with complete but complex representations of domain-specific knowledge, must be developed to facilitate language understanding. Representative examples are drawn from two major independent efforts undertaken by the authors: the elaboration and the subsequent adjustment of the RECIT multilingual analyzer to include a robust medical concept model, and the recasting of a frame-based interlingua system, originally developed to map equivalent concepts between controlled clinical vocabularies, to invoke a similar concept model.
A M Rassinoux; R A Miller; R H Baud; J R Scherrer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Methods of information in medicine     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0026-1270     ISO Abbreviation:  Methods Inf Med     Publication Date:  1998 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-02-24     Completed Date:  1999-02-24     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210453     Medline TA:  Methods Inf Med     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  361-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Artificial Intelligence*
Computer Simulation*
Medical Informatics Computing*
Natural Language Processing*
Terminology as Topic*
Vocabulary, Controlled
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