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Literature mining of protein-residue associations with graph rules learned through distant supervision.

Ke Ravikumar, Haibin Liu, Judith D Cohn, Michael E Wall, Karin Verspoor

Journal of Biomedical Semantics | Published : 2012

Abstract

BACKGROUND: We propose a method for automatic extraction of protein-specific residue mentions from the biomedical literature. The method searches text for mentions of amino acids at specific sequence positions and attempts to correctly associate each mention with a protein also named in the text. The methods presented in this work will enable improved protein functional site extraction from articles, ultimately supporting protein function prediction. Our method made use of linguistic patterns for identifying the amino acid residue mentions in text. Further, we applied an automated graph-based method to learn syntactic patterns corresponding to protein-residue pairs mentioned in the text. We ..

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