Amalga Life Sciences features a 'Concept Browser' for the Unified Medical Language System
(UMLS) ontology, which enables the user to input and connect multiple concepts via their ontological relationships.
Some techniques described include software for multiple genome comparison, bioinformatics tools for modeling transcription factor target genes, and mining biomedical data using MetaMap Transfer and the Unified Medical Language System
. Subsequent chapters describe methods that can experimentally measure and validate gene function, focusing on methods for gene expression, transcriptional regulation, and protein interactions.
The reader gains an understanding of the interrelationship between CCC and other vocabularies and standards such as the Unified Medical Language System
(UMLS), International Classification of Nursing Practice (ICNP), Logical Observation Identifiers, Names and Codes (LOINC) and the Health Level 7 (HL7) messaging standards.
The Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications used Unified Medical Language System
(UMLS) tools to further analyze search logs and created a ranked list of search terms organized by NLM's Medical Subject Heading (MESH) vocabulary (McCray, Loane, Browne, & Bangalore, 1999).
Because of the widespread disparity in the terms used by computer-based information sources, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) developed the Unified Medical Language System
(UMLS) to incorporate and translate a wide variety of healthcare vocabularies to enable pooling and transferring of data across sites/settings of care.