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Relationships Among Knowledge Structures: Vocabulary Integration Within a Subject Domain.

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Bodenreider O, Bean CA
In: Bean A, Green R, editors. Relationships in the organization of knowledge. Springer; 2001. pp. 81-98.
Abstract: 

The structure of terminology systems can be seen as one way to organize knowledge. This paper focuses on three types of relationships among terms: synonymy, hierarchical relationships, and explicit mapping relationships. Examples drawn from various medical vocabularies illustrate each type of relationship. The integration of disparate terminological knowledge structures in the Unified Medical Language System is presented and discussed.

Bodenreider O, Bean CA. Relationships Among Knowledge Structures: Vocabulary Integration Within a Subject Domain. In: Bean A, Green R, editors. Relationships in the organization of knowledge. Springer; 2001. pp. 81-98.