Pharmaceutical Thesaurus Management

Pharma vocabulary varies across countries, (sub-)industries, companies, departments, and decades of time.  E.g.., what’s a gel pak?  What’s the “street name” for ranitidine hydrochloride?   Each of these n controlled vocabularies is an ontology with approximately 300k terms.   Glaxo researchers need to issue a query in their current vocabulary, have it translated into a neutral “true meaning”, and then have that transformed in the opposite direction to find potential matches against documents each of which was written to comply with a particular known vo more ... about Pharmaceutical Thesaurus Management