Extracting diagnostic knowledge from MedLine Plus: a comparison between MetaMap and cTAKES Approaches

Rodríguez González, Alejandro and Costumero Moreno, Roberto and Martínez Romero, Marcos and Wilkinson, Mark Denis and Menasalvas Ruiz, Ernestina (2018). Extracting diagnostic knowledge from MedLine Plus: a comparison between MetaMap and cTAKES Approaches. "Current Bioinformatics", v. 13 (n. 06); pp. 1-7. ISSN 1574-8936. https://doi.org/10.2174/1574893612666170727094502.

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Title: Extracting diagnostic knowledge from MedLine Plus: a comparison between MetaMap and cTAKES Approaches
Author/s:
  • Rodríguez González, Alejandro
  • Costumero Moreno, Roberto
  • Martínez Romero, Marcos
  • Wilkinson, Mark Denis
  • Menasalvas Ruiz, Ernestina
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Current Bioinformatics
Date: 2018
ISSN: 1574-8936
Volume: 13
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Diagnostic knowledge; Information extraction; CDSS; DDSS; NLP; MetaMap; cTAKES
Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingenieros Informáticos (UPM)
Department: Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingeniería del Software
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The development of diagnostic decision support systems (DDSS) requires having a reliable and consistent knowledge base about diseases and their symptoms, signs and diagnostic tests. Physicians are typically the source of this knowledge, but it is not always possible to obtain all the desired information from them. Other valuable sources are medical books and articles describing the diagnosis of diseases, but again, extracting this information is a hard and time-consuming task. In this paper we present the results of our research, in which we have used Web scraping, natural language processing techniques, a variety of publicly available sources of diagnostic knowledge and two widely known medical concept identifiers, MetaMap and cTAKES, to extract diagnostic criteria for infectious diseases from MedLine Plus articles. A performance comparison of MetaMap and cTAKES is also presented.

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Item ID: 44984
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/44984/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:44984
DOI: 10.2174/1574893612666170727094502
Official URL: http://www.eurekaselect.com/154505/article
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 09 Mar 2017 11:09
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2019 07:11
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