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Medical Ontology Research

The LHNCBC Medical Ontology Research project encompasses basic research on biomedical terminologies and ontologies and their applications to natural language processing, clinical decision support, translational medicine, data integration and interoperability. In the past few years, our research has focused on the integration, dissemination, quality assurance and applications of drug ontologies (add link to the 2014 BoSC report) and on quality assurance in biomedical ontologies. We also develop application programming interfaces (APIs) and browsers for drug resources including RxNorm, RxTerms, NDF-RT and ATC.

Publications/Tools: 
Bodenreider O. Strength in Numbers: Exploring Redundancy in Hierarchical Relations Across Biomedical Terminologies AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2003:101-5.
Bodenreider O, Mitchell JA. Graphical Visualization and Navigation of Genetic Disease Information AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2003:792.
Zhang S, Bodenreider O. Aligning Representations of Anatomy Using Lexical and Structural Methods AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2003 Nov;:753-757.
Srinivasan P, Mitchell JA, Bodenreider O, Pant G, Menczer F. Web Crawling Agents for Retrieving Biomedical Information Proc. of the International Workshop on Bioinformatics and Multi-Agent Systems (BIXMAS). 2002 Jul.
Bodenreider O, Burgun A, Rindflesch TC. Lexically-Suggested Hyponymic Relations Among Medical Terms and Their Representation in the UMLS Proc. of TIA'2001; Terminology and Artificial Intelligence. 2001;:11-21.
McCray AT. An Upper Level Ontology for the Biomedical Domain Comp Funct Genom. 2003;4:80-4.
Bodenreider O, Burgun A, Mitchell JA. Evaluation of WordNet as a Source of Lay Knowledge for Molecular Biology and Genetic Diseases: A Feasibility Study Stud Health Technol Inform. 2003;95:379-84.
Burgun A, Bodenreider O. Comparing Terms, Concepts and Semantic Classes in WordNet and the Unified Medical Language System Proc. of the NAACL'2001 Workshop; WordNet and Other Lexical Resources: Applications, Extensions and Customizations. 2001;:77-82.
Bodenreider O, Mitchell JA, McCray AT. Biomedical Ontologies Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing: World Scientific. 2003;:562-564.
Burgun A, Bodenreider O. Aspects of the Taxonomic Relation in the Biomedical Domain FOIS. 2001;: 222-233

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