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From "Chen, Pei" <Pei.C...@childrens.harvard.edu>
Subject RE: dictionary questions
Date Thu, 15 Aug 2013 15:31:14 GMT
Hi Chase,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chase Master [mailto:chasemaster9@gmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2013 11:22 AM
> To: dev@ctakes.apache.org
> Subject: dictionary questions
> 
> Hi,
> 
> If I am using DictionaryLookupAnnotatorUMLS.xml as the descriptor for that
> module, with my valid UMLS username and password, does this use the full
> SNOMED CT and RxNorm dictionaries?  (I believe it connects to the online
> database.)  Because it misses ""VANCOMYCIN RESISTANT ENTEROCOCCI",
> C1265175, so I was wondering why?

The below UMLS subsets are bundled in the umls resource files:
*	International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification, 2012	ICD9CM_2012
ICD9CM	ENG	0	20997
*	International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification, Metathesaurus
additional entry terms, 2012	MTHICD9_2012	ICD9CM	ENG	0	16304
*	Medical Subject Headings, 2012_2011_09_09	MSH2012_2011_09_09	MSH	ENG	0	321367
*	NCI Thesaurus, 2011_02D	NCI2011_02D	NCI	ENG	0	90135
*	SNOMED Clinical Terms, 2011_07_31	SNOMEDCT_2011_07_31	SNOMEDCT	ENG	9	324494
*	RxNorm

> Is it possible to specify that only "child" UMLS CUIs are output- ie. the most
> descriptive matches?
One will probably either need a custom dictionary or some additional code that will consume
only the more specific matches.

I hope that helps.
--Pei

> 
> Thanks

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