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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, Mitchell JA, McCray AT. Evaluation of the UMLS as a Terminology and Knowledge Resource for Biomedical Informatics Proc AMIA Symp. 2002:61-65.
Jacquelinet C, Bodenreider O, Burgun A. Modelling Syllepse in Medical Knowledge Bases with Application in the Domain of Organ Failure and Transplantation Proc. of OntoLex; Workshop on Ontologies and Lexical Knowledge Bases 2000.
Bodenreider O, Rindflesch TC, Burgun A. Unsupervised, Corpus-Based Method for Extending a Biomedical Terminology Proc. of the ACL Workshop; Natural Language Processing in the Biomedical Domain. 2002;:53-60.
McCray AT, Bodenreider O. A Conceptual Framework for the Biomedical Domain The Semantics of Relationships: An Interdisciplinary Perspective. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers. 2002;:181-198.
Mitchell JA, McCray AT, Bodenreider O. From Phenotype to Genotype: Navigating the Available Information Resources Proc AMIA Symp. 2002;:1109.
Bodenreider O, Burgun A, Rindflesch TC. Assessing the Consistency of a Biomedical Terminology Through Lexical Knowledge Int J Med Inf. 2002 Dec 4;67(1-3):85-95.
Burgun A, Bodenreider O, Le Duff F, Moussouni F, Loreal O. Representation of roles in biomedical ontologies: a case study in functional genomics. Proc AMIA Symp. 2002:86-90.
Burgun A, Bodenreider O. Mapping the UMLS Semantic Network into General Ontologies Proc AMIA Symp. 2001:81-5.
McCray AT, Bodenreider O, Malley JD, Browne AC. Evaluating UMLS Strings for Natural Language Processing AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2001;():448-52.
Burgun A, Bodenreider O. Methods for Exploring the Semantics of the Relationships Between Co-Occurring UMLS Concepts Medinfo. 2001 ;10(Pt 1):171-5.

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