The UMLS Knowledge Source Server: a versatile Internet-based research tool.

A. T. McCray, A. M. Razi, A. K. Bangalore, A. C. Browne, P. Z. Stavri

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The National Library of Medicine's Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) project regularly distributes a set of Knowledge Sources to the research community. In 1995 the UMLS data were made available for the first time through the Internet-based UMLS Knowledge Source Server. The server can be accessed through three different client interfaces. The World Wide Web interface allows users to browse and explore the data and to see how those data are organized in the UMLS. The command-line interface is best suited for batch processing, and the application programming interface allows developers at remote sites to embed calls in their application programs to the Knowledge Source Server.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)164-168
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings : a conference of the American Medical Informatics Association / ... AMIA Annual Fall Symposium. AMIA Fall Symposium
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


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