Journal article

From POS tagging to dependency parsing for biomedical event extraction

Quoc Nguyen Dat, Karin Verspoor

BMC BIOINFORMATICS | BMC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Given the importance of relation or event extraction from biomedical research publications to support knowledge capture and synthesis, and the strong dependency of approaches to this information extraction task on syntactic information, it is valuable to understand which approaches to syntactic processing of biomedical text have the highest performance. RESULTS: We perform an empirical study comparing state-of-the-art traditional feature-based and neural network-based models for two core natural language processing tasks of part-of-speech (POS) tagging and dependency parsing on two benchmark biomedical corpora, GENIA and CRAFT. To the best of our knowledge, there is no recent wor..

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