A Large-scale Drug Name Dictionary Used to Analyze Drug Names in Real Clinical Settings
The process of extracting disease names and drug names from medical documents is carried out frequently in medical language processing research. However, in actual medical practice, abbreviations and English names for the drugs are often used instead of generic names for the drugs. Therefore, it is not possible to meet the demand for extracting all information on drugs using only standard names. Therefore, we have created data that can extract wider range of terms related to pharmaceuticals. We have named it “Hyakuyaku Dictionary”. This page contains download file for Hyakuyaku Dictionary and related data. Please use it freely.
Hyakuyaku Dictionary Data
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Dictionary Data for MeCab
Hyakuyaku dictionary data whose format has been changed to allow it to be used together with the morphological analyzer MeCab.
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Excerpt from Hyakuyaku Dictionary
Contents of Hyakuyaku Dictionary
|出現形 (Occurrence form)||Drug names extracted from the medical documents
collected by our laboratory (full-width characters)
|出現形よみ (Occurrence form reading)||Reading for the occurrence form|
|一般名 (Common name)||Common name for the drug corresponding to the
occurrence form (full-width characters)
|KEGG文書ID (KEGG Document ID)||ID according to KEGG: Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genome
|頻度レベル (Frequency label)||One of 20 levels defined at 5% intervals which denotes the
frequency of occurrence in the medical documents collected
by our lab for the given occurrence form
How to use dictionary for MeCab
1. Install morphological analyzer MeCab (Reference: Mecab official site, Our guide for installation and use)
- Install MeCab on your device.
For Windows, please make sure to select ‘SHIFT-JIS’ during installation.
- Add the installed directory of MeCab as a path to the environment variables.
2. Reading dictionary data
Place the dictionary data (.dic file) directly under C drive, etc.
3. Morphological analysis using Hyakuyaku Dictionary
In Command Prompt, move to the folder containing the dictionary data and type out command “mecab -u [Dic_file]”. With this command, you can open MeCab and make the user provided dictionary as a dictionary file. If you input text containing disease names or symptoms, you can get morphological analysis of the text along with related information present in the Hyakuyaku Dictionary.
For example, if you read the dictionary data for the text “ステロイドの処方 (Prescription of steroids)” and analyze it (run command “mecab -u HYAKUYAKU-utf8_v202007.dic”), the information of the Hyakuyaku Dictionary will be added to the analysis results of “ステロイド (steroids)” as shown below.
The deliverable has been developed with the utmost care and a great attention to detail. However, complete and full reliability and robustness cannot be guaranteed. We do not accept responsibility for any problems that may occur as a result of using this application or data. Please use it at your own risk when using it.