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From Varun Joshi <vjoshi...@gmail.com>
Subject cTAKES integration with LOINC
Date Fri, 16 Jan 2015 09:00:06 GMT

I am working on integrating the LOINC dictionary (stored on my machine in
MySQL database) with cTAKES to identify laboratory tests in text input.

I followed the procedure given in the following link:

This thread talks about integrating ICD9CM with cTAKES. I have followed the
exact same procedure by replacing ICD9CM with LOINC codes.

I have also modified the file "DictionaryLookupAnnotatorDB.xml" to give
details and access credentials of the database where the LOINC dictionary
is stored.

Further, I have modified the file "AggregateAE.xml" to refer to

When I run cTAKES with these modifications I see absolutely no change in
the annotations that I get for text inputs. For example, when I enter *complete
blood count *cTAKES does not identify it as lab test. However, cTAKES
identifies *aspirin* as a drug and provides its RxNorm code as the output.
I want to be able to identify lab tests and get their LOINC codes in the

Please guide me on what I am doing wrong.

Thanks and Regards,

Varun Joshi

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