Book Chapter

Applications of ontologies and text mining in the biomedical domain

A Jimeno-Yepes, R Berlanga-Llavori, D Rebholz-Schuchmann

Ontology Theory, Management and Design: Advanced Tools and Models | Published : 2010


Ontologies represent domain knowledge that improves user interaction and interoperability between applications. In addition, ontologies deliver precious input to text mining techniques in the biomedical domain, which might improve the performance in different text mining tasks. This chapter will explore on the mutual benefits for ontologies and text mining techniques. Ontology development is a time consuming task. Most efforts are spent in the acquisition of terms that represent concepts in real life. This process can use the existing scientific literature and the World Wide Web. The identification of concept labels, i.e. terms, from these sources using text mining solutions improves ontolog..

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