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Obtaining Prebuilt Dictionaries

The install instructions show you how to get the separately-downloadable ctakesresources archive (which is not itself released by the Apache Software Foundation) that you need to run most of cTAKES.


Building Your Own Dictionaries

See the cTAKES GUI componentSee the Dictionary Creator GUI page for building your own dictionary for the Fast Dictionary Lookup.

The UMLS dictionaries within the ctakes-resources archive might not match your underlying data completely. You might require other local terms, etc. To create customized dictionaries for RxNorm, SNOMED-CT, or other vocabularies that are available through the UMLS, you may use one of the dictionary tools that can be found in the cTAKES Dictionary Creator GUI componentpage.

Obtaining Models

The models needed to run cTAKES are included with the convenience binaries.