A semantic Lexicon for medical language processing Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Medical Records Systems, Computerized
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Semantics
  • Unified Medical Language System
  • Vocabulary, Controlled

abstract

  • Automatic methods can be used to construct a semantic lexicon from existing UMLS sources. This semantic information can aid natural language processing programs that analyze medical narrative, provided that lexemes with multiple semantic types are kept to a minimum. Semantic preference rules can be used to select semantic types that are appropriate to clinical reports. Further work is needed to increase the coverage of the semantic lexicon and to exploit contextual information when selecting semantic senses.

publication date

  • May 1999

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC61361

PubMed ID

  • 10332654

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 205

end page

  • 18

volume

  • 6

number

  • 3