Perceiving the usefulness of the national cancer institute metathesaurus for enriching NCIT with topological patterns

Zhe He, Yan Chen, James Geller

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Abstract

The National Cancer Institute Thesaurus (NCIt), developed and maintained by the National Cancer Institute, is an important reference terminology in the cancer domain. As a controlled terminology needs to continuously incorporate new concepts to enrich its conceptual content, automated and semi-automated methods for identifying potential new concepts are in high demand. We have previously developed a topological-pattern-based method for identifying new concepts in a controlled terminology to enrich another terminology, using the UMLS Metathesaurus. In this work, we utilize this method with the National Cancer Institute Metathesaurus to identify new concepts for NCIt. While previous work was only oriented towards identifying candidate import concepts for human review, we are now also adding an algorithmic method to evaluate candidate concepts and reject a well defined group of them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2017
Subtitle of host publicationPrecision Healthcare through Informatics - Proceedings of the 16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
EditorsZhao Dongsheng, Adi V. Gundlapalli, Jaulent Marie-Christine
PublisherIOS Press
Pages863-867
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781614998297
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
Event16th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics: Precision Healthcare through Informatics, MedInfo 2017 - Hangzhou, China
Duration: Aug 21 2017Aug 25 2017

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume245
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

Other16th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics: Precision Healthcare through Informatics, MedInfo 2017
CountryChina
CityHangzhou
Period8/21/178/25/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

Keywords

  • Biomedical ontologies
  • Quality assurance
  • Vocabulary

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