- UMLS::Interface provides a Perl interface to the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS). The UMLS is a knowledge representation framework encoded designed to support broad scope biomedical research queries. There exists three major sources in the UMLS. The Metathesaurus which is a taxonomy of medical concepts, the Semantic Network which categorizes concepts in the Metathesaurus, and the SPECIALIST Lexicon which contains a list of biomedical and general English terms used in the biomedical domain. The UMLS-Interface package is set up to access the Metathesaurus and the Semantic Network present in a mysql database.
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