Concepts and Synonymy in the UMLS Metathesaurus

  title={Concepts and Synonymy in the UMLS Metathesaurus },
  author={Gary H. Merrill},
  booktitle={Journal of biomedical discovery and collaboration},
  • Gary H. Merrill
  • Published 2009 in Journal of biomedical discovery and collaboration
This paper advances a detailed exploration of the complex relationships among terms, concepts, and synonymy in the UMLS Metathesaurus, and proposes the study and understanding of the Metathesaurus from a model-theoretic perspective. Initial sections provide the background and motivation for such an approach, and a careful informal treatment of these notions… CONTINUE READING