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Rutabaga by any other name: extracting biological names

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Rutabaga by any other name: extracting biological names
i As the pace of biological research accelerates, biologists are becoming increasingly reliant on computers to manage the information explosion. Biologists communicate their research findings by relying on precise biological terms; these terms then provide indices into the literature and across the growing number of biological databases. This article examines emerging techniques to access biologicalresources through extraction of entity names and relations among them. Information extraction has been an active area of research in natural language processing and there are promising results for information extraction applied to news stories, e.g., balanced precision and recall in the 93-95% range for identifyingperson, organization and location names. But these results do not seem to transfer directly to biological names, where results remain in the 75-80% range. Multiple factors may be involved, including absence of shared training and test sets for rigorous measures of progress, lack o...
Lynette Hirschman, Alexander A. Morgan, Alexander
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Type Journal
Year 2002
Where JBI
Authors Lynette Hirschman, Alexander A. Morgan, Alexander S. Yeh
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