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From "Finan, Sean" <Sean.Fi...@childrens.harvard.edu>
Subject RE: How to update cTAKES so that new top level categories come out based on local dictionary?
Date Tue, 06 Oct 2015 15:05:13 GMT
Hi Chris,

There are a few ways to do this:
1.  Create an additional dictionary with the terms of interest and add it as a source
2.  Create a new dictionary hsqldb that contains everything, old and new
3.  Add to the existing hsqldb dictionary

The best approach for you would probably depend upon
1.  How many new terms you have
2.  Whether or not you desire additional codes, i.e. rxnorm, snomed

If you don't have many new terms (<1000) and you don't care about secondary codes then
the easiest thing would be to create a BSV file with the new terms and cuis.

If you have a lot of new terms or do care about secondary codes, then a less facile solution
would be to create a new hsqldb with only the new info or a complete replacement with new
and old/existing terms.  Of the two hsql options creating a new all-inclusive database would
probably be easier unless you want to learn the ins and outs of hsql.  If all of the terms
are in the umls, then the new all-inclusive hsqldb would definitely be easiest (I think) as
you could use the dictionary tool to create it.

If you let me know your exact situation then I may be able to better expound.

Sean

-----Original Message-----
From: Mattmann, Chris A (3980) [mailto:chris.a.mattmann@jpl.nasa.gov] 
Sent: Monday, October 05, 2015 7:36 PM
To: dev@ctakes.apache.org
Subject: How to update cTAKES so that new top level categories come out based on local dictionary?

Hi cTAKES team,



Hope you’re well! I had a quick question. I was wondering if someone

could provide me a step-by-step guide to updating cTAKES to be based

off a local dictionary, so that in addition to e.g.,



ProceduralMention

  Value1 position etc

  Value2 position etc



MedicationMention

  Value1 position etc

  Value2 position etc





NewTopLevelCategoryFromMyDictionary

  FoundValue1 position etc

  FoundValue2 position etc





I realize this has something to do with updating the annotation

descriptions etc in XML, so if I someone just could tell me what

to update I’d really appreciate it.



Thank you!



Cheers,

Chris



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