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Using Semantic and Structural Properties of the UMLS to Discover Potential Terminological Relationships

By Chintan O. Patel and James J. Cimino


The Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) integrates knowledge from several biomedical terminologies. One of the important sources of knowledge is the set of semantic relationships asserted between the concepts derived from different source terminologies. Such integration of multiple sources of terminological knowledge can potentially enable discovery of implicit meaningful relationships between the concepts (unrelated at a given time)

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