AAAI Publications, Workshops at the Thirtieth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence

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Extending Biology Models with Deep NLP over Scientific Articles
David McDonald, Scott Friedman, Amandalynne Paullada, Rusty Bobrow, Mark Burstein

Last modified: 2016-03-29


This paper describes R3 (Reading, Reasoning, and Reporting), our system for deep language understanding and model management for the biomedical domain. Starting from a base BioPAX model, we learn extensions to it by reading biomedical research articles from PubMed Central. We describe the particular issues for text understanding in this domain and how we use pre- and post-analysis reasoning to bridge the differences in how knowledge is packaged in a text and in a biomedical database. We close with brief description of our first year results, where R3 was faster than all other reported systems, reading 1,000 articles in 15 minutes.


deep natural language understanding; semantic representation; ontology; molecular biology of cancer

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