BEGIN:VCALENDAR PRODID:-//hacksw/handcal//NONSGML v1.0//EN METHOD:PUBLISH BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:Click for Latest Location Information: to the National Library of Medicine, the UMLS Knowledge Source (UMLS-KS) integrates and distributes key terminology, classification and coding standards, and associated resources to promote creation of more effective and interoperable biomedical information systems and services “that behave as if they ‘understand’ the meaning of the language of biomedicine and health”. However the current information representation model utilized by UMLS-KS itself is not conducive to computer programs effectively retrieving and automatically and unambiguously interpreting the ‘meaning’ of the biomedical terms and concepts and their relationships.n nWe will introduce a transformation algorithm to produce an SKOS representation of the UMLS-KS that integrates UMLS-Semantic Network, and the UMLS-Metathesaurus complete with all its 143 source vocabularies as a unified body of knowledge, along with appropriate metadata to trace provenance and governance information. nOur proposal is based on the idea that formal and explicit representation of the UMLS-KS enables: 1) automatic consistency and integrity checking of local mash-up thesauri, 2) automated information interpretation, integration, and discovery, and 3) novel and creative repurposing, and extensions of the knowledgebase within a distributed and collaborative network of researchers. DTSTART:20100625T083000 SUMMARY:UMLS-SKOS: A Semantic Web Framework for Representation of Biomedical Terminologies Using Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS) DTEND:20100625T092959 LOCATION: See Description END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR