Discovering biomedical relations utilizing the World-wide Web

Sougata Mukherjea, Saurav Sahay
2006 Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing. Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing  
To crate a Semantic Web for Life Sciences discovering relations between biomedical entities is essential. Journals and conference proceedings represent the dominant mechanisms of reporting newly discovered biomedical interactions. The unstructured nature of such publications makes it difficult to utilize data mining or knowledge discovery techniques to automatically incorporate knowledge from these publications into the ontologies. On the other hand, since biomedical information is growing
more » ... sively, it is difficult to have human curators manually extract all the information from literature. In this paper we present techniques to automatically discover biomedical relations from the World-wide Web. For this purpose we retrieve relevant information from Web Search engines using various lexico-syntactic patterns as queries. Experiments are presented to show the usefulness of our techniques.
pmid:17094237 fatcat:nholn2wa65fyzcfefvhe2kcfqe