Paper: Arguments of Nominals in Semantic Interpretation of Biomedical Text

ACL ID W10-1906
Title Arguments of Nominals in Semantic Interpretation of Biomedical Text
Venue Workshop on Biomedical Natural Language Processing
Session
Year 2010
Authors

Based on linguistic generalizations, we enhanced an existing semantic processor, SemRep, for effective interpretation of a wide range of patterns used to express arguments of nominalization in clinically oriented biomedical text. Nominaliza- tions are pervasive in the scientific litera- ture, yet few text mining systems ade- quately address them, thus missing a wealth of information. We evaluated the system by assessing the algorithm inde- pendently and by determining its contri- bution to SemRep generally. The first evaluation demonstrated the strength of the method through an F-score of 0.646 (P=0.743, R=0.569), which is more than 20 points higher than the baseline. The second evaluation showed that overall SemRep results were increased to F-score 0.689 (P=0.745, R=0.640),...