A Study of Biomedical Concept Identification: MetaMap vs. People

  title={A Study of Biomedical Concept Identification: MetaMap vs. People},
  author={Wanda Pratt and Meliha Yetisgen-Yildiz},
  journal={AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings. AMIA Symposium},
Although huge amounts of unstructured text are available as a rich source of biomedical knowledge, to process this unstructured knowledge requires tools that identify concepts from free-form text. MetaMap is one tool that system developers in biomedicine have commonly used for such a task, but few have studied how well it accomplishes this task in general. In this paper, we report on a study that compares MetaMap's performance against that of six people. Such studies are challenging because the… CONTINUE READING
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