BioC interoperability track overview

D. C. Comeau, R. T. Batista-Navarro, H.-J. Dai, R. Islamaj Do an, A. Jimeno Yepes, R. Khare, Z. Lu, H. Marques, C. J. Mattingly, M. Neves, Y. Peng, R. Rak (+6 others)
2014 Database: The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation  
BioC is a new simple XML format for sharing biomedical text and annotations and libraries to read and write that format. This promotes the development of interoperable tools for natural language processing (NLP) of biomedical text. The interoperability track at the BioCreative IV workshop featured contributions using or highlighting the BioC format. These contributions included additional implementations of BioC, many new corpora in the format, biomedical NLP tools consuming and producing the
more » ... rmat and online services using the format. The ease of use, broad support and rapidly growing number of tools demonstrate the need for and value of the BioC format. Abstract BioC is a new simple XML format for sharing biomedical text and annotations and libraries to read and write that format. This promotes the development of interoperable tools for natural language processing (NLP) of biomedical text. The interoperability track at the BioCreative IV workshop featured contributions using or highlighting the BioC format. These contributions included additional implementations of BioC, many new corpora in the format, biomedical NLP tools consuming and producing the format and online services using the format. The ease of use, broad support and rapidly growing number of tools demonstrate the need for and value of the BioC format.
doi:10.1093/database/bau053 pmid:24980129 pmcid:PMC4074764 fatcat:tez7f6bevzbmrlqj4cxub2yf7a