An Unsupervised Vector Approach to Biomedical Term Disambiguation: Integrating UMLS and Medline

@inproceedings{McInnes2008AnUV,
  title={An Unsupervised Vector Approach to Biomedical Term Disambiguation: Integrating UMLS and Medline},
  author={Bridget T. McInnes},
  booktitle={ACL},
  year={2008}
}
This paper introduces an unsupervised vector approach to disambiguate words in biomedical text that can be applied to all-word disambiguation. We explore using contextual information from the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) to describe the possible senses of a word. We experiment with automatically creating individualized stoplists to help reduce the noise in our dataset. We compare our results to SenseClusters and Humphrey et al. (2006) using the NLM-WSD dataset and with SenseClusters… CONTINUE READING
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