Literature Retrieval and Mining in Bioinformatics: State of the Art and Challenges

Andrea Manconi, Eloisa Vargiu, Giuliano Armano, Luciano Milanesi
2012 Advances in Bioinformatics  
The world has widely changed in terms of communicating, acquiring, and storing information. Hundreds of millions of people are involved in information retrieval tasks on a daily basis, in particular while using a Web search engine or searching their e-mail, making such field the dominant form of information access, overtaking traditional database-style searching. How to handle this huge amount of information has now become a challenging issue. In this paper, after recalling the main topics
more » ... rning information retrieval, we present a survey on the main works on literature retrieval and mining in bioinformatics. While claiming that information retrieval approaches are useful in bioinformatics tasks, we discuss some challenges aimed at showing the effectiveness of these approaches applied therein.
doi:10.1155/2012/573846 pmid:22778730 pmcid:PMC3388278 fatcat:gjemmg4e5jg3zkxyfzfknbisfa