Themes in biomedical natural language processing: BioNLP08

Dina Demner-Fushman, Sophia Ananiadou, K. Bretonnel Cohen, John Pestian, Jun'ichi Tsujii, Bonnie L. Webber

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A recent posting to the BioNLP mailing list notes that the past few months of 2008 have seen the appearance of over fifty papers on biomedical natural language processing/text mining (BioNLP). This number (which included medical, as well as genomic work) represents about as many papers on genomic language processing as existed in all of PubMed at the end of 2003 [1] – just five years ago, and the current supplement in BMC Bioinformatics presents another ten! These papers have in common the fact that they are follow-on work to papers originally published in the proceedings of the BioNLP 2008 workshop at the annual meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). All have gone through a separate rigorous review process and represent an advance beyond the work originally presented at the workshop. Like the annual BioNLP workshop itself, they represent a wide cross-section of the type of work that goes on in BioNLP today.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
JournalBMC Bioinformatics
Issue numberS-11
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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