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From "peistation@gmail.com" <peistat...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Synonymous terms
Date Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:35:34 GMT
Per UMLS, preferred term /text should be for CUI/TUI/SOURCE combo as defined in the dictionary.

I actually didn't modify the code for this yet, will do that shortly and will see how that
turns out. 

Sent from my iPhone

On Oct 22, 2013, at 4:25 PM, vijay garla <vngarla@gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm curious as to how you decide which is 'the' preferred term; maybe this
> is clear if you are just using SNOMED-CT.  However, if you use multiple
> UMLS vocabularies, there can be multiple (or no) preferred terms among the
> MRCONSO entries with the same CUI.
> 
> -vj
> 
> 
> On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 12:22 PM, Masanz, James J. <Masanz.James@mayo.edu>wrote:
> 
>> Just in case it wasn't clear, when I said it only contains SNOMED-CT
>> codes, I pointing out that it doesn't have entries for ICD9 or MeSH or NCI
>> Thesaurus, even though those are used when doing the dictionary lookup.  I
>> wasn't thinking about the codes vs. text part.
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: dev-return-2126-Masanz.James=mayo.edu@ctakes.apache.org [mailto:
>> dev-return-2126-Masanz.James=mayo.edu@ctakes.apache.org] On Behalf Of
>> Chen, Pei
>> Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 11:17 AM
>> To: dev@ctakes.apache.org; 'samir chabou'
>> Subject: RE: Synonymous terms
>> 
>>> if I need to get term name do I have to do a lookup on umls ?
>> FYI: I was proposing adding an additional attribute to store the
>> description/preferredText(term) [1] since this information is already
>> available in the dictionary lookup.
>> I think most folks would find this useful in additional to just saving the
>> CUI/Code. Otherwise, they would have to do another lookup further
>> downstream to get the description of the CUI/Code.
>> 
>> [1] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CTAKES-224
>> --Pei
>> 
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Masanz, James J. [mailto:Masanz.James@mayo.edu]
>>> Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:57 AM
>>> To: 'dev@ctakes.apache.org'; 'samir chabou'
>>> Subject: RE: Synonymous terms
>>> 
>>> 
>>> ontologyConceptArray only contains SNOMED-CT codes (except for
>>> medications, where it contains RxNorm codes or CUIs)
>>> 
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: dev-return-2119-Masanz.James=mayo.edu@ctakes.apache.org
>>> [mailto:dev-return-2119-Masanz.James=mayo.edu@ctakes.apache.org] On
>>> Behalf Of samir chabou
>>> Sent: Monday, October 21, 2013 6:59 PM
>>> To: dev@ctakes.apache.org
>>> Subject: Fw: Synonymous terms
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Monday, October 21, 2013 7:58:01 PM, samir chabou
>>> <samirchb@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Synonymous
>>> terms
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Given a C0001621 I need to get its synonyms terms for example in MeSH,
>>> ICD, SNOMED (as shown bellow)…Is that possible ?
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Synonymous
>>> terms  Adrenal gland diseases                     MeSH  D000307 Diseases
>> of the
>>> adrenal glands        SNOMED DB-70000
>>>                        ...
>>> 
>>>  Are  the
>>> synonyms kept in ontologyConceptArray ?  If yes, then in the
>>> ontologyConceptArray the information displayed is about identifier (code,
>>> cui, tui, oid …) if I need to get term name do I have to do a lookup on
>> umls ?
>>> thanks
>>> Samir
>> 

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