THE MLP ENGLISH MEDICAL LEXICONS
Full English Medical Lexicon: Volume 1 and
The current English Medical Lexicon, emlex_100, has as its base the English lexicon as described in Natural Language Information Processing: A computer grammar of English and its applications [Sager, 1981]. The grammaticul subclasses (lexical attributes), including some 60 possible verb objects, are defined there in Appendix 3. To these attributes have been added ca. 50 Healthcare sublanguage attributes (H-classes) listed and defined here under the heading "Healthcare Syntactic Classes". These attributes are used throughout the processing, to guide the parsing, to resolve ambiguities, to decide which Information Format (output representational structure) to use, and finally, to direct the mapping of sentence words into the appropriate positions in the Information Format.
Note from Naomi Sager: I wish to express my appreciation to Dr. David Rothwell, M.D. for patiently reviewing with me (and correcting) the lexical entries for the classes H-DIAG, H-INDIC, H-PTAREA, H-PTFUNC and H-PTPART.
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