Enhanced LexSynonym Acquisition for Effective UMLS Concept Mapping

@article{Lu2017EnhancedLA,
  title={Enhanced LexSynonym Acquisition for Effective UMLS Concept Mapping},
  author={Chris J. Lu and Destinee L. Tormey and Lynn McCreedy and Allen C. Browne},
  journal={Studies in health technology and informatics},
  year={2017},
  volume={245},
  pages={
          501-505
        }
}
Concept mapping is important in natural language processing (NLP) for bioinformatics. The UMLS Metathesaurus provides a rich synonym thesaurus and is a popular resource for concept mapping. Query expansion using synonyms for subterm substitutions is an effective technique to increase recall for UMLS concept mapping. Synonyms used to substitute subterms are called element synonyms. The completeness and quality of both element synonyms and the UMLS synonym thesaurus is the key to success in such… Expand
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