MetaMap Lite in Excel: Biomedical Named-Entity Recognition for Non-Technical Users

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2017;245:1252.


We developed an easy-to-use tool for non-technical biomedical researchers to conduct Named-Entity Recognition (NER) on biomedical text, in a familiar spreadsheet environment. The system is a simple, offline, easy to install, end-user front-end to the new MetaMap Lite. Early adopters found it to be a quick starting-point to incorporate NER in their investigations.

Keywords: Natural language processing; Unified medical language system.

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms*
  • Humans
  • Narration
  • Natural Language Processing*
  • Vocabulary, Controlled