|MetaMap 2007 Usage|
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Usage: metamap07 [Options] [Input File]
MetaMap maps (matches) text (from documents, queries) into concepts from the UMLS Metathesaurus. Text is taken through a series of modules and broken down into the components that include sentences, phrases, lexical elements and tokens. Variants are generated from the resulting phrases, and candidate concepts from the UMLS Metathesaurus are retrieved and evaluated against their phrases. The resulting concepts are organized in such a way as to best cover the text, known as a final mapping.
PLEASE NOTE: This is important for using the MetaMap options correctly!
On the command line most of the options are toggle switches. Specifying a non-default option toggles it on; specifying a default option toggles it off. Options that take an argument are never defaults, so their presence always indicates that they are in effect. (Excerpted from MetaMap: Mapping Text to the UMLS Metathesaurus, July 2006 (PDF - 280 kb))
MetaMap is highly configurable, and its behavior is controlled by option flags each of which has a short name (e.g., -p) and a long name (e.g., --plain_syntax).
Default Options: MetaMap's default behavior consists of the following options.
-a (--no_acros_abbrs)Remember: Specifying default options on the command line will turn them off.
File Options: If you run MetaMap on the command line, the default input and output are standard input and output. MetaMap does allow for specifying the input and output files on the command line, but the order in which they are specified is important!
% metamap07 [Options] InputFile OutputFileNote For MMTX Users: Please note the difference with MetaMap where there are no option flags for specifying the input and output file names! The input and output file names are specified directly on the command line without options with Metamap and if no filename is specified, MetaMap assumes standard in and out.
Data Options: Data options determine the underlying vocabularies and data model used by MetaMap.
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