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Utilization of ontology look-up services in information retrieval for biomedical literature

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Published in Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. 2013, vol. 186, p. 155-9
Abstract With the vast amount of biomedical data we face the necessity to improve information retrieval processes in biomedical domain. The use of biomedical ontologies facilitated the combination of various data sources (e.g. scientific literature, clinical data repository) by increasing the quality of information retrieval and reducing the maintenance efforts. In this context, we developed Ontology Look-up services (OLS), based on NEWT and MeSH vocabularies. Our services were involved in some information retrieval tasks such as gene/disease normalization. The implementation of OLS services significantly accelerated the extraction of particular biomedical facts by structuring and enriching the data context. The results of precision in normalization tasks were boosted on about 20%.
Keywords OntologyInformation retrievalLiterature curation
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PMID: 23542988
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VISHNYAKOVA, Dina et al. Utilization of ontology look-up services in information retrieval for biomedical literature. In: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 2013, vol. 186, p. 155-9. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:32859

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