Semantic reclassification of the UMLS concepts

Jung Wei Fan, Carol Friedman

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Abstract

Accurate semantic classification is valuable for text mining and knowledge-based tasks that perform inference based on semantic classes. To benefit applications using the semantic classification of the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) concepts, we automatically reclassified the concepts based on their lexical and contextual features. The new classification is useful for auditing the original UMLS semantic classification and for building biomedical text mining applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1971-1973
Number of pages3
JournalBioinformatics
Volume24
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Unified Medical Language System
Semantics
Data Mining
Text Mining
Auditing
Knowledge-based
Language
Concepts

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  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications

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Semantic reclassification of the UMLS concepts. / Fan, Jung Wei; Friedman, Carol.

In: Bioinformatics, Vol. 24, No. 17, 01.09.2008, p. 1971-1973.

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Fan, Jung Wei ; Friedman, Carol. / Semantic reclassification of the UMLS concepts. In: Bioinformatics. 2008 ; Vol. 24, No. 17. pp. 1971-1973.
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