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Text-mining and information-retrieval services for molecular biology

Martin Krallinger and Alfonso Valencia

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Protein Design Group, National Center of Biotechnology, CNB-CSIC, Cantoblanco, E-28049 Madrid, Spain

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Genome Biology 2005, 6:224  doi:10.1186/gb-2005-6-7-224

Published: 28 June 2005


Text-mining in molecular biology - defined as the automatic extraction of information about genes, proteins and their functional relationships from text documents - has emerged as a hybrid discipline on the edges of the fields of information science, bioinformatics and computational linguistics. A range of text-mining applications have been developed recently that will improve access to knowledge for biologists and database annotators.