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Medical Ontology Research

The LHNCBC Medical Ontology Research project encompasses basic research on biomedical terminologies and ontologies and their applications to natural language processing, clinical decision support, translational medicine, data integration and interoperability. In the past few years, our research has focused on the integration, dissemination, quality assurance and applications of drug ontologies (add link to the 2014 BoSC report) and on quality assurance in biomedical ontologies. We also develop application programming interfaces (APIs) and browsers for drug resources including RxNorm, RxTerms, NDF-RT and ATC.

Publications/Tools: 
Richesson RL, Fung K, Bodenreider O. Coverage of rare disease names in cinical coding systems and ontologies and implications for electronic health records-based research. Proc 5th Int'l Conf Conference on Biomedical Ontology.
Bodenreider O, Peters L, Nguyen T. RxClass – Navigating between Drug Classes and RxNorm Drugs. Prc. ICBO 2014
Zhang GQ, Zhu W, Sun M, Tao S, Bodenreider O, Cui L. MaPLE: A MapReduce Pipeline for Lattice-based Evaluation and Its Application to SNOMED CT. Proc IEEE Int Conf Big Data. 2014 Oct;2014:754-759.
Bodenreider O, Winnenburg R. Drug Terminology and Ontology Integration -- Dissemination, Quality Assurance and Applications. September 2014 Technical Report to the LHNCBC Board of Scientific Counselors.
Winnenburg R, Bodenreider O. A framework for assessing the consistency of drug classes across sources. J Biomed Semantics. 2014 Jul 9;5:30. doi: 10.1186/2041-1480-5-30. eCollection 2014.
Nguyen V, Bodenreider O, Sheth AP. Don't Like RDF Reification? Making Statements about Statements Using Singleton Property. Proc Int World Wide Web Conf. 2014 Apr 11;2014:759-770.
Winnenburg R, Bodenreider O. Coverage of human phenotypes in SNOMED CT. SNOMED CT Implementation Showcase, 2014.
Bodenreider O. Multi-lingual features of the Unified Medical Language System. Proc. CLEF-ER 2013 workshop 2013.
Winnenburg R, Bodenreider O. Evaluating the consistency of inferred drug-class membership relations in NDF-RT. Proc 17th ISMB'2014 SIG meeting "Bio-Ontologies" 2014
Winnenburg R, Bodenreider O. Coverage of phenotypes in standard terminologies. Joint Bio-Ontologies and BioLINK ISMB'2014 SIG session "Phenotype Day" 2014:41-44. 

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