Partitioning the UMLS semantic network
The unified medical language system (UMLS) integrates many well-established biomedical terminologies. The UMLS semantic network (SN) can help orient users to the vast knowledge content of the UMLS Metathesaurus (META) via its abstract conceptual view. However, the SN itself is large and complex and may still be difficult to comprehend. Our technique partitions the SN into smaller meaningful units amenable to display on limited-sized computer screens. The basis for the partitioning is the distribution of the relationships within the SN. Three rules are applied to transform the original partition into a second more cohesive partition.
IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine
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Chen, Zong; Perl, Yehoshua; Halper, Michael; Geller, James; and Gu, Huanying, "Partitioning the UMLS semantic network" (2002). Kean Publications. 2720.