Semantic Similarity and Relatedness between Clinical Terms: An Experimental Study.

  title={Semantic Similarity and Relatedness between Clinical Terms: An Experimental Study.},
  author={Serguei V. S. Pakhomov and Bridget T. McInnes and Terrence Adam and Ying Liu and Ted Pedersen and Genevieve B. Melton},
  journal={AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings. AMIA Symposium},
Automated approaches to measuring semantic similarity and relatedness can provide necessary semantic context information for information retrieval applications and a number of fundamental natural language processing tasks including word sense disambiguation. Challenges for the development of these approaches include the limited availability of validated reference standards and the need for better understanding of the notions of semantic relatedness and similarity in medical vocabulary. We… CONTINUE READING
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