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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. Disease Ontologies In: Dubitzky W, Wolkenhauer O, Cho K-H, Yokota H, editors. Encyclopedia of Systems Biology: Springer; 2013. p. 578-581.
Schulz S, Balkanyi L, Cornet R, Bodenreider O. From concept representations to ontologies: a paradigm shift in health informatics? Healthc Inform Res. 2013 Dec;19(4):235-42. doi: 10.4258/hir.2013.19.4.235. Epub 2013 Dec 31.
Winnenburg R, Bodenreider O. Metrics for assessing the quality of value sets in clinical quality measures. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2013 Nov 16;2013:1497-505. eCollection 2013.
Le T, Rance B, Bodenreider O. Network visualization of UMLS source vocabularies using semantic groups. AMIA Annu Symp Proc, 2013: p. 90
Peters L, Nguyen T, Bodenreider O. Displaying drug classes in RxNav. AMIA Annu Symp Proc, 2013: p. 1134.
Cameron D, Bodenreider O, Yalamanchili H, Danh T, Vallabhaneni S, Thirunarayan K, Sheth AP, Rindflesch TC. A graph-based recovery and decomposition of Swanson's hypothesis using semantic predications. J Biomed Inform. 2013 Apr;46(2):238-51. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2012.09.004. Epub 2012 Sep 28.
Rance B, Snyder M, Lewis J, Bodenreider O. Leveraging terminological resources for mapping between rare disease information sources. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2013;192:529-33.
Peters L, Mortensen J, Nguyen T, Bodenreider O. Enabling complex queries to drug information sources through functional composition. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2013;192:692-6.
Winnenburg R, Bodenreider O. Exploring pharmacoepidemiologic groupings of drugs from a clinical perspective. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2013;192:827-31.
Bodenreider O, Nguyen D, Chiang P, Chuang P, Madden M, Winnenburg R, McClure R, Emrick S, D'Souza I. The NLM value set authority center. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2013;192:1224.

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