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Contextual weighting for Support Vector Machines in literature mining: an application to gene versus protein name disambiguation

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Contextual weighting for Support Vector Machines in literature mining: an application to gene versus protein name disambiguation
Background: The ability to distinguish between genes and proteins is essential for understanding biological text. Support Vector Machines (SVMs) have been proven to be very efficient in general data mining tasks. We explore their capability for the gene versus protein name disambiguation task. Results: We incorporated into the conventional SVM a weighting scheme based on distances of context words from the word to be disambiguated. This weighting scheme increased the performance of SVMs by five percentage points giving performance better than 85% as measured by the area under ROC curve and outperformed the Weighted Additive Classifier, which also incorporates the weighting, and the Naive Bayes classifier. Conclusion: We show that the performance of SVMs can be improved by the proposed weighting scheme. Furthermore, our results suggest that in this study the increase of the classification performance due to the weighting is greater than that obtained by selecting the underlying classif...
Tapio Pahikkala, Filip Ginter, Jorma Boberg, Jouni
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Type Journal
Year 2005
Where BMCBI
Authors Tapio Pahikkala, Filip Ginter, Jorma Boberg, Jouni Järvinen, Tapio Salakoski
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