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A metaschema of the UMLS based on a partition of its semantic network.
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PMID:  11825187     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Unified Medical Language System's (UMLS's) Semantic Network (SN) provides an important conceptual abstraction that helps orient users to the vast knowledge content of its Metathesaurus. However, the SN is itself large and complex, and can also benefit from an additional abstract view of its own. In this paper, we present a metaschema that serves such a purpose. This metaschema is derived from a previously developed partitioning methodology for the SN. The metaschema is formally defined, and used to provide partial compact views of the SN.
M H Halper; Z Chen; J Geller; Y Perl
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Proceedings / AMIA ... Annual Symposium. AMIA Symposium     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1531-605X     ISO Abbreviation:  Proc AMIA Symp     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-02-04     Completed Date:  2002-05-24     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883449     Medline TA:  Proc AMIA Symp     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  234-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Mathematics and Computer Science Department, Kean University, Union, NJ, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Unified Medical Language System* / organization & administration
Vocabulary, Controlled*

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