TOOLS

Interactive Access to Indexing Initiative Tools

The Interactive facility provides access to some of the Natural Language Processing tools being developed in the Applied Clinical Informatics Branch of the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, an Intramural Research Division of the National Library of Medicine.

Please Note: Our apologies - we have had to take down the open access to our tools due to abusive users. Both Interactive MTI and MeSH on Demand are accessible now with a valid UTS account. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and hope to make the tools openly available again soon.

If you have been extensively using either Interactive MTI or MeSH on Demand -- please contact us and we can provide an easier to use way of processing large sets of data that will not overrun our servers.

Terms of Service    Interactive MetaMap    Interactive MTI    Interactive SemRep

Interactive access facilitates quick tests of small amounts of your data with our tools. The results may lead you to the set of options that will produce the desired output for your needs so that you can apply those options to larger sets of data using our batch facility.

The various submission forms allow you to type or "cut-and-paste" a small amount of text to be processed. You are also allowed to select options relevant to the individual tools. Interactive requests are executed immediately providing the quickest possible turn-around of your results. Upon submission of a request, you will be shown the original input text followed by the results as soon as they are computed.

The Interactive mode is only intended for the testing of the various programs and their options. The input text MUST contain only a single block of text to be processed and the input text MUST NOT exceed 10,000 characters in length. There is a program that verifies these limits and your request will be denied if either limit is exceeded.

To use most of our tools in Interactive mode, you must have activated a UMLS Terminology Services (UTS) account. The NLM Medical Text Indexer (MTI) and MeSH on Demand are the only tools that do not have this requirement. For more information please visit our Help about UTS accounts Web page. This account is free with only the minor requirement of filing a brief annual report on your use of the UMLS.

Users are also responsible for compliance with the UMLS Metathesaurus License Agreement which requires you to respect the copyrights of the constituent vocabularies.

The Interactive mode is only intended for the testing of the various programs and their options. The input text MUST contain only a single block of text to be processed and the input text MUST NOT exceed 10,000 characters in length. There is a program that verifies these limits and your request will be denied if either limit is exceeded.

Please Note: You must have a UTS Account to run any of the following Indexing Initiative tools in Interactive Mode. Please see the What are the requirements to use the Interactive facility? question for more details and requirements.

The following Indexing Initiative tools are open for Interactive use without requiring you to have a UTS Account:

  • Our apologies - we have had to take down the open access to our tools due to abusive users. Both Interactive MTI and MeSH on Demand are accessible now with a valid UTS account. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and hope to make the tools openly available again soon.

  • If you have been extensively using either Interactive MTI or MeSH on Demand -- please contact us and we can provide an easier to use way of processing large sets of data that will not overrun our servers.

Please review our Help Information Web page. This page describes what tools are available, and more importantly, details the various input file formats that are recognized by the tools. Please review the Help Information page prior to submitting your first request to ensure that there are as few problems as possible - your consideration is greatly appreciated.

If you still have questions or concerns after reviewing the Help Information page, please feel free to contact us at: metamap@nlm.nih.gov and we will try to assist you.