Paper: Static Relations: a Piece in the Biomedical Information Extraction Puzzle

ACL ID W09-1301
Title Static Relations: a Piece in the Biomedical Information Extraction Puzzle
Venue Workshop on Biomedical Natural Language Processing
Session
Year 2009
Authors

We propose a static relation extraction task to complement biomedical information extrac- tion approaches. We argue that static re- lations such as part-whole are implicitly in- volved in many common extraction settings, define a task setting making them explicit, and discuss their integration into previously pro- posed tasks and extraction methods. We fur- ther identify a specific static relation extrac- tion task motivated by the BioNLP’09 shared task on event extraction, introduce an anno- tated corpus for the task, and demonstrate the feasibility of the task by experiments showing that the defined relations can be reliably ex- tracted. The task setting and corpus can serve to support several forms of domain informa- tion extraction.