Anantha Bangalore

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The Unified Medical Language System (UMLS), a project of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), regularly distributes a set of knowledge sources to the research community. These data are made available over the Internet through the UMLS Knowledge Source Server (UMLSKS). The new version of the UMLSKS is a complete redesign of the original system using Java(More)
The National Library of Medicine's Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) project regularly distributes a set of Knowledge Sources to the research community. In 1995 the UMLS data were made available for the first time through the Internet-based UMLS Knowledge Source Server. The server can be accessed through three different client interfaces. The World(More)
We conducted a study of user queries to the National Library of Medicine Web site over a three month period. Our purpose was to study the nature and scope of these queries in order to understand how to improve users' access to the information they are seeking on our site. The results show that the queries are primarily medical in content (94%), with only a(More)
The UMLS Knowledge Source Server (UMLSKS), developed at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), makes the knowledge sources of the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) available to the research community over the Internet. In 2003, the UMLSKS was redesigned utilizing state-of-the-art technologies available at that time. That design offered a significant(More)
The Large Scale Vocabulary Test, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR), was conducted to determine the extent to which a combination of existing health-related terminologies cover vocabulary needed in health care information systems. The test was conducted over the Internet using a(More)
It is always a challenge to present Web applications at a facility with no Internet connection. Traditional presentation methods such as transparencies or slides are inadequate for demonstrating dynamic Web applications. Currently, virtual-live demonstrations of Web applications are created with static HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) files. However,(More)
The UMLS is large and complex and presents significant challenges in retrieving information in a comprehensive way. Typical users of the UMLSKS (UMLS Knowledge Source Server) run the gamut in terms of knowledge of the UMLS and retrieval needs from the UMLSKS. Even though we as developers of the UMLSKS have always strived to create a truly modular and(More)
The web has become the primary source of medical information for consumers and health professionals. It is quite common for people to “Google” for information related to a medical topic. But the problem remains that as the number of documents increases on the web, the difficulty in quickly locating the best documents increases. Classifying results into(More)
The idea behind any auto-complete feature is to suggest words or phrases which are likely to complete what the user is typing. The user can then select a suggestion and avoid typing it in full. This feature by all accounts has enhanced the usability of web interfaces. Typically browsers implement this feature by caching a fixed number of queries, previously(More)
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