Paper: Assessing The Correlation Between Contextual Patterns And Biological Entity Tagging

ACL ID W04-1206
Title Assessing The Correlation Between Contextual Patterns And Biological Entity Tagging
Venue International Joint Workshop On Natural Language Processing In Biomedicine And Its Applications NLPBA BioNLP
Session
Year 2004
Authors

The tagging of biological entities, and in partic- ular gene and protein names, is an essential step in the analysis of textual information in Molec- ular Biology and Biomedicine. The problem is harder than was originally thought because of the highly dynamic nature of the research area, in which new genes and their functions are con- stantly being discovered, and because of the lack of commonly accepted standards. An impres- sive collection of techniques has been used to detect protein and gene names in the last four- ve years, ranging from typical NLP to purely bioinformatics approaches. We explore here the relationship between protein/gene names and expressions used to characterize protein/gene function. These expressions are captured in a collection of patterns derived from an original...