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Table 2 UMLS semantic types and their corresponding abbreviations that can be used for posing questions

From: Biomedical question answering using semantic relations

Abbreviation Semantic type Relation count Instance count
dsyn Disease or Syndrome 2603234 12591865
aapp Amino Acid, Peptide, or Protein 4345793 11503829
podg Patient or Disabled Group 199404 9258258
bpoc Body Part, Organ, or Organ Component 1392967 8711584
gngm Gene or Genome 3422406 6946503
topp Therapeutic or Preventive Procedure 991912 5108457
neop Neoplastic Process 802419 4650747
cell Cell 807092 4346530
mamm Mammal 456140 4230378
phsu Pharmacologic Substance 1100842 4226225
orch Organic Chemical 1550322 3485563
bacs Biologically Active Substance 951043 2922549
fndg Finding 592051 2906281
patf Pathologic Function 667378 2828014
popg Population Group 339502 2419899
aggp Age Group 179259 2191630
tisu Tissue 291668 1634166
celc Cell Component 349980 1606480
humn Human 94088 1537291
sosy Sign or Symptom 275794 1400138
diap Diagnostic Procedure 271705 1385473
orgf Organism Function 292346 1307166
inpo Injury or Poisoning 200300 1076107
celf Cell Function 370243 1004738
mobd Mental or Behavioral Dysfunction 186453 997544
  1. Also shown is how many times a semantic type appears as an argument in semantic relations and semantic relation instances. Only the most frequent 25 semantic types are shown out of 133.