DFKI-LT - Fine-Grained Protein Mutation Extraction from Biological Literature

Rui Wang, Shirley W.I. Siu, Rainer A. Böckmann
Fine-Grained Protein Mutation Extraction from Biological Literature
in: Safaa S. Mahmoud, Kamaruyaman Jusoff, Kai Li (eds.):
1 Proceedings of ICECT 2009, Pages 401-405, Macau, China, IEEE Computer Society, 2/2009
 
Automatic extraction of experimental data on protein mutants from large volumes of biological texts can help building corresponding databases to facilitate research in relevant studies. Mutation extraction cannot be fully solved by the surface pattern matching but requires linguistic analysis of the plain text. Based on the existing regular expression method, we improved the mutation extraction by applying the dependency parsing technique from natural language processing (NLP). Furthermore, we extract valuable data about experimental measurements from the texts and relate them to the identified mutations. Our method was evaluated on MedLine abstracts. The results show great potential for future exploration.
 
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