Seminar - Dr. Dietrich Rebholz-Schumann

Speaker: Dr. Dietrich Rebholz-Schumann (European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge)
Title: Bringing together biomedical literature, databases and ontological
resources: Approaches and Obstacles
Date: 2pm, 25th November, 2005
Location: Lecture Theatre E7, Renold Building (building 8 on the campus map)
Abstract: Biomedical resources, i.e. UniProt, NCBI taxonomy, gene ontology, ChEBI, are important resources to access facts and to represent facts in the biomedical domain. Exploitation of these resources for text mining needs primarily helps to identify terminology in the scientific literature and to link these findings to the database entries.

The Rebholz group has established an information extraction infrastructure, which allows to process scientific literature and to link findings to the biomedical data resources. This infrastructure is provided to curation teams and to the public. The talk will go into details, on the needs of the curation teams, on the approaches and obstacles encountered in the realization of the infrastructure. One focus will be the disambiguation of acronyms in Medline.

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