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Systematic identification and correction of spelling errors in the Foundational Model of Anatomy

Gooch, P. (2011). Systematic identification and correction of spelling errors in the Foundational Model of Anatomy. Paper presented at the 4th International Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences Workshop, 07-12-2011 - 09-12-2011, London.

Abstract

We describe a method for automating the detection and correction of spelling errors in the Foundational Model of Anatomy (FMA). The FMA was tokenized into 4893 distinct words; misspellings were identified and corrected using the National Library of Medicine’s SPECIALIST GSpell Spelling Suggestion API. We identified 43 errors occurring in 97 terms, and 6 words of questionable or inconsistent spelling occurring in 26 terms. These errors are replicated in other reference terminologies that use the FMA. Our approach may be useful as part of a quality assurance process for other large-scale biomedical knowledge resources.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Computer Science > Health Informatics
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/1039
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