Information Retrieval and Information Extraction in TREC Genomics 2007

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Information Retrieval and Information Extraction in TREC Genomics 2007
In TREC Genomics a question/answering task has been proposed. A set of questions with a specific entity of interest is proposed and a set of passages from a collection of full text documents has to be selected from the document collection provided. We have used a two step approach: the first one is recall-oriented retrieval, and the second is an information extraction system that is intended to provide higher precision. We rely on well known techniques like query expansion and resources like MeSH and UMLS. The information extraction techniques are part of the infrastructure of the Text Mining Group at European Bioinformatics Institute. Using standard information retrieval techniques has been found more beneficial than using more complex processing. Having analyzed the results we find that the performance of query expansion varies for different topics. There are several reasons. Terminological resources may contain ambiguous synonyms or synonyms whose textual usage patterns diffe...
Antonio Jimeno-Yepes, Piotr Pezik
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where TREC
Authors Antonio Jimeno-Yepes, Piotr Pezik
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