Medical knowledge reengineering - converting major portions of the UMLS into a terminological knowledge base

@article{Schulz2001MedicalKR,
  title={Medical knowledge reengineering - converting major portions of the UMLS into a terminological knowledge base},
  author={Stefan Schulz and Udo Hahn},
  journal={International journal of medical informatics},
  year={2001},
  volume={64 2-3},
  pages={207-21}
}
We describe a semi-automatic knowledge engineering approach for converting the human anatomy and pathology portion of the UMLS metathesaurus into a terminological knowledge base. Particular attention is paid to the proper representation of part-whole hierarchies, which complement taxonomic ones as a major hierarchy-forming principle for anatomical knowledge. Our approach consists of four steps. First, concept definitions are automatically generated from the metathesaurus, with LOOM as the… CONTINUE READING

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