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    Protein name tagging in the immunological domain

    Shepherd, Adrian J. and Kabiljo, R. (2008) Protein name tagging in the immunological domain. In: Proceedings of the Third Symposium on Semantic Mining in Biomedicine, September 1-3 2008, Turku, Finland.

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    The research described in this paper addresses the following question: How well do generic protein/gene name taggers perform when they are applied to full-text articles from the sub-domain of immunology (a subdomain with its own distinctive protein nomenclature)? To answer this question we have created a new corpus – ImmunoTome – consisting of ten full-text immunological articles in which the names of proteins have been manually annotated. Our results show that a single tagger – ABNER trained on the BioCreAtivE corpus – performs significantly better than the other taggers we evaluated when applied to ImmunoTome. ImmunoTome is available from


    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Natural Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Bioinformatics, Bloomsbury Centre for (Closed), Structural Molecular Biology, Institute of (ISMB)
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    Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2010 14:09
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 16:49


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