Towards Evaluating the Impact of Semantic Support for Curating the Fungus Scientic Literature

Marie-Jean Meurs, Caitlin Murphy, Nona Naderi, Ingo Morgenstern, Carolina Cantu, Shary Semarjit, Greg Butler, Justin Powlowski, Adrian Tsang, René Witte
2011 Canadian Semantic Web Symposium  
We present our ongoing development of a semantic infrastructure supporting biofuel research. Part of this effort is the automatic curation of knowledge from the massive amount of information on fungal enzymes that is available in genomics. Working closely with biologists who manually curate the existing literature, we developed ontological NLP pipelines, integrated through Web-based interfaces, to help them in two main tasks: spending less time to mine the literature for facts, while also being
more » ... provided with richer and semantically linked information. An ongoing challenge is to measure precisely how much the developed semantic technologies benefit the end users and what their overall impact on the quality of the curated data is. We present preliminary evaluation results that show a significant reduction in manual curation time.
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