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[bioontology-support] Vocabulary abbreviations

Mon Jul 25 08:03:32 PDT 2011

I know I can query to obtain vocabulary information using

My question , with respect to UMLS vocabularies,  is this:
The <abbreviation> returned in the rest query above does not necessarily match
the UMLS RSAB (Root source Abbrev)

For example:  ICD-9 has an RSAB of ICD9CM;  the rest query returns

Does NCBO have a formal position on this issue?
Is there a way to reliably obtain the RSAB for a UMLS vocabulary?

Lori Phillips

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