MetaMap is a highly configurable program to map biomedical text to the UMLS Metathesaurus or, equivalently, to discover Metathesaurus concepts referred to in text. MetaMap uses a knowledge-intensive approach based on symbolic, natural-language processing (NLP) and computational-linguistic techniques. Besides being applied for both IR and data-mining applications, MetaMap is one of the foundations of NLM’s Medical Text Indexer (MTI) which is being used for both semiautomatic and fully automatic indexing of biomedical literature at NLM.
Dr. Alan (Lan) Aronson at the National Library of Medicine (NLM)
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An overview of MetaMap: historical perspective and recent advances.
Aronson AR, Lang FM.
J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2010 May-Jun;17(3):229-36. doi: 10.1136/jamia.2009.002733.