MedWeaver: integrating decision support, literature searching, and Web exploration using the UMLS Metathesaurus

@article{Detmer1997MedWeaverID,
  title={MedWeaver: integrating decision support, literature searching, and Web exploration using the UMLS Metathesaurus},
  author={William M. Detmer and G. Octo Barnett and William R. Hersh},
  journal={Proceedings : a conference of the American Medical Informatics Association. AMIA Fall Symposium},
  year={1997},
  pages={490-4}
}
Integrating functions from disparate and widely-distributed information systems has been an interest of the medical informatics community for some time. Barriers to progress have included the lack of network-accessible information sources, inadequate methods for inter-system messaging, and lack of vocabulary translation services. With the advent of the World Wide Web (WWW) and the evolution of the National Library of Medicine's Unified Medical Language System (UMLS), it is now possible to… CONTINUE READING