Title

A Web Services architecture for UMLS Knowledge Sources.

Publication Date

2005

Journal

AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005:1055

Abstract

A web service is a collection of industry standards to enable reusability of services and interoperability of heterogeneous applications. The UMLS Knowledge Source (UMLSKS) Server provides remote access to the UMLSKS and related resources. We propose a Web Services Architecture that encapsulates UMLSKS-API and makes it available in distributed and heterogeneous environments. This is the first step towards intelligent and automatic UMLS services discovery and invocation by computer systems in distributed environments such as web.

Keywords

Internet, Software, Unified Medical Language System

Comments

PMCID: PMC1560550