Ontology-based interactive extraction from scientific abstracts

Milward D, Bjäreland M, Hayes W, Maxwell M, Oberg L, Tilford N, Thomas J, Hale R, Knight S, Barnes J.

Comp Funct Genomics. 2005; 6(1-2):67-71

PMID: 18629299



Over recent years, there has been a growing interest in extracting information automatically or semi-automatically from the scientific literature.

This paper describes a novel ontology-based interactive information extraction (OBIIE) framework and a specific OBIIE system.

We describe how this system enables life scientists to make ad hoc queries similar to using a standard search engine, but where the results are obtained in a database format similar to a pre-programmed information extraction engine. We present a case study in which the system was evaluated for extracting co-factors from EMBASE and MEDLINE.