Enhancing the Metathesaurus with clinically relevant concepts: anatomic representations.

L. Sato, R. C. McClure, R. L. Rouse, C. A. Schatz, R. A. Greenes

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To create a comprehensive taxonomy for medical concepts it is necessary to identify gaps and reconcile differences that exist between clinical, bibliographic, and other source vocabularies. As part of the Unified Medical Language System project, we have proposed enhancements to the Metathesaurus by the inclusion of terms from two source vocabularies with different unique perspectives or views. This process has disclosed a number of issues that arise as complexity increases. These issues must be resolved if the resultant Metathesaurus is to support the variety of uses for which it is intended.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)388-391
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings / the ... Annual Symposium on Computer Application [sic] in Medical Care. Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes


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