Automatic concept identification in biomedical literature
Part 4. Bioinformatics
4.7. Structuring and Integrating Data
Short Specialist Review
Published Online: 15 JAN 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics
How to Cite
Majoros, W. H. 2005. Automatic concept identification in biomedical literature. Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics.
- Published Online: 15 JAN 2005
While the potential benefits of automatically extracting useful knowledge from biomedical literature are seemingly many and great, nearly all of the techniques that have been considered for doing this rely on a central, nontrivial problem: that of unambiguously identifying the named entities that occur in a particular text. This problem has two parts: (1) identifying the precise boundaries of phrases in a text which refer to biomedical entities and (2) resolving those entity names to known concepts in a knowledge base such as an ontology. These two tasks represent the syntactic and semantic aspects of the problem of concept identification, and both are described in this article along with the currently known methods and their limitations.
- concept identification;
- semantic resolution;
- part-of-speech tagger