Information needs and the role of text mining in drug development

Roberts PM, Hayes WS.

Pac Symp Biocomput. 2008:pp592-603

PMID: 18229718


Drug development generates information needs from groups throughout a company. Knowing where to look for high-quality information is essential for minimizing costs and remaining competitive.

Using 1131 research requests that came to our library between 2001 and 2007, we show that drugs, diseases, and genes/proteins are the most frequently searched subjects, and journal articles, patents, and competitive intelligence literature are the most frequently consulted textual resources.