Discovering missed synonymy in a large concept-oriented Metathesaurus

@article{Hole2000DiscoveringMS,
  title={Discovering missed synonymy in a large concept-oriented Metathesaurus},
  author={William T. Hole and Suresh Srinivasan},
  journal={Proceedings. AMIA Symposium},
  year={2000},
  pages={354-8}
}
The Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) [1, 2] Metathesuarus is concept-oriented; its goal is to unite all names with identical meaning in a single Concept. The names come from its constituent vocabularies or "sources"--a wide variety of biomedical terminologies including many controlled vocabularies and classifications used in patient records, administrative health data, bibliographic, research, full-text, and expert systems. Many offer little definitional information, and many are not… CONTINUE READING

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