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Author:  Craig Stancl, Scott Bauer, Cory Endle
Team:  LexEVS
Contract:  16X237
Client:  NCI CBIIT
National Institutes of Heath
US Department of Health and Human Services

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The purpose of this document is to capture proposed agenda topics for the 2018 technical face to face meeting with NCI EVS Teams.


Wednesday, October 10, 2018


4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Room 3W030


  • Determine strategic direction and priorities



Discussion Points: 

EVS Service Priorities

  • Evaluate and propose best approach for EVS Services (EVS REST API and LexEVS team collaboration)
    • Determine and propose best approach for EVS Services
      • Gather and document new requirements
      • Define an architecture
        • include infrastructure
      • Consider input from external evaluation
      • Identify Pain points
      • Define a roadmap
      • Identify strengths of existing services and how they can be leveraged.
      • Determine maintenance requirements
      • Manage existing workflows
    • Continued MetaThesaurus support
      • Identify MetaThesaurus queries (co-occurence queries, etc).
    • Continued stand-alone terminology support
    • Improve and extend current functionalities of EVS REST/LexEVS
      • Enhance Mapping Support
        • mapping to external sources
        • evaluating searching algorithms for mapping purposes
        • determine effective way to provide user-friendly mapping details
    • Tentatively report back every 2 weeks.

Systems Priorities

  • Pursue docker tier deployment of LexEVS Services.

Decision Points:

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