Converting MedDRA Terminology to Linked Data using rdflib

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As part of the PhUSE project Going Translational with Linked Data (GoTWLD) we use the rdflib package to translate MedDRA terminology to Linked Data as RDF Triples.

Package

rdflib

Use Case URL

MedDRA Terminology Conversion to RDF

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Sector

Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Medical/Healthcare

Field(s) of application

Medical terminology coding including Adverse Events. Biomedical research, Pharmaceutical industry.

What did you do?

Used an ontology-based approach to convert the multiple hierarchical ASCii files to a unified Linked Data Graph representation. MedDRA terminology files are under license, but the conversion R scripts are freely available to anyone who wishes to convert their MedDRA coding to Linked Data.

Comments

The code is early draft work. Review, comment, and improvements are welcome!
MedDRAReadAsc.R is the main conversion file, available here: https://github.com/phuse-org/MedDRAasRDF/tree/master/r

Twitter handle

@NovasTaylor

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Thank you for adding this!!

The code is early draft work. Review, comment, and improvements are welcome!

I found the code hard to find from the url provided. Would you mind editing the post to also add link to the code?

Thank you for the feedback. I added a link to the R scripts folder and name of the conversion script.

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Thank you very much!