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ready UMLS Semantic Network


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The US National Library of Medicine has developed the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS), whose goal it is to provide integrated access to a large number of biomedical resources by unifying the vocabularies that are used to access those resources. The UMLS interrelates more than 60 controlled vocabularies in the biomedical domain. The UMLS coverage is quite extensive, including not only many concepts in clinical medicine, but also a large number of concepts applicable to the broad domain of the life sciences. In order to provide an overarching conceptual framework for all UMLS concepts, the UMLS Semantic Network, an upper-level ontology, has been developed. The Semantic Network provides a consistent categorization of all concepts represented in the UMLS. The links between the semantic types provide the structure for the network and represent important relationships in the biomedical domain. The Semantic Network consists of (1) a set of broad subject categories, or Semantic Types, that provide a consistent categorization of all concepts represented in the UMLS Metathesaurus, and (2) a set of useful and important relationships, or Semantic Relations, that exist between Semantic Types.

Homepage https://semanticnetwork.nlm.nih.gov/

Developed in United States

Created in 2002

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How to cite this record FAIRsharing.org: UMLS Semantic Network; UMLS Semantic Network; DOI: 10.25504/FAIRsharing.119q9t; Last edited: June 21, 2018, 1:23 p.m.; Last accessed: Jun 24 2018 8:17 a.m.

How to cite this resource  An upper-level ontology for the biomedical domain. McCray AT; Comp Funct Genomics ; 2008; 10.1002/cfg.255;


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Record updated: June 21, 2018, 1:23 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.



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An upper-level ontology for the biomedical domain.

McCray AT
Comp Funct Genomics 2008

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