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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, 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
Bodenreider O, Pakhomov S. Exploring Adjectival Modification in Biomedical Discourse Across Two Genres Proc. of the ACL, 2003 Workshop, Natural Language Processing in Biomedicine. 2003;:105-112.
Cantor MN, SI N, Hartel F, Bodenreider O, Lussier YA. An Evaluation of Hybrid Methods for Matching Biomedical Terminologies: Mapping the Gene Ontology to the UMLS Stud Health Technol Inform. 2003;:62-67.
Bodenreider O. A Semantic Navigation Tool for the UMLS AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2000;: 971.
Lederberg J, McCray AT. 'Ome Sweet 'Omics - A Genealogical Treasury of Words Genealogical Treasury of Words. Scientist. 2001;15(7):8.
Bodenreider O. Comment les Usagers Accedent a l'Information Medicale Aux USA: l'Exemple de MEDLINEplus [How Consumers Access Health Information in the USA: The MEDLINEplus Example] Innovation et Technologie en Biologie et Medecine. 2000;21(5):286-90.
Bodenreider O. Experiences in Visualizing and Navigating Biomedical Ontologies and Knowledge Bases Proc. of the ISMB'SIG meeting; Bio-ontologies. 2002;:29-32.

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