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Identifying Proper Names in Parallel Medical Terminologies

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Bodenreider O, Zweigenbaum P
Stud Health Technol Inform. 2000;77:443-7
Abstract: 

We propose several criteria to identify proper names in biomedical terminologies. Traditional, pattern-based methods that rely on the immediate context of a proper name are not applicable. However, the availability of translations of some terminologies supports methods based on invariant words instead. A combination of five criteria achieved 86% precision and 88% recall on the 16,401 word forms of the International Classification of Diseases.

Bodenreider O, Zweigenbaum P. Identifying Proper Names in Parallel Medical Terminologies Stud Health Technol Inform. 2000;77:443-7