Paper: A System for Semantic Analysis of Chemical Compound Names

ACL ID P09-3005
Title A System for Semantic Analysis of Chemical Compound Names
Venue ACL-IJCNLP: Student Research Workshop papers
Session
Year 2009
Authors
  • Henriette Engelken (EML Research GmbH, Heidelberg Germany; University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart Germany)

Mapping and classification of chemical compound names are important aspects of the tasks of BioNLP. This paper introduces the architecture of a system for the syntac- tic and semantic analysis of such names. Our system aims at yielding both the de- noted chemical structure and a classifica- tion of a given name. We employ a novel approach to the task which promises an elegant and efficient way of solving the problem. The proposed system differs sig- nificantly from existing systems, in that it is also able to deal with underspecifying names and class names.