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Resolving Biological Entity References (Text/Databases)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
70798
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
RR020259
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ALIAS-I
181 N. 11TH ST SUITE 401 NEW YORK, NY 11211
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Resolving Biological Entity References (Text/Databases)
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43RR020259-01
Award Amount: $398,312.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In the broadest terms, the goal of the proposed work is to make it easier for researchers to apply robust, scalable, entity-centered, heterogeneous data access to the biomedical literature. 'Entity centered' means that information is indexed irrespective of what a surface mention looks like in any given data source. For example, there is a gene in FlyBase with synonyms in text as diverse as 'Foil" and "Mel(3)10", generic norminal referring expressions like 'The gene", pronouns like "it", as well as a FlyBase database id of CG5490.[Morgan et al. 2002]. The Phase I proposal breaks down into two major efforts. First, extend the existing LingPipe suite of linguistic processing tools to the challenges of bioinformatics resulting in LingPipe-Bio. This will be distributed as an open source suite of tools to the research and entrepreneurial community with dual open source/commercial licensing. Second, it is proposed to adapt a current interface for entity centered data access (ThreatTracker for intelligence analysts) to BioTracker, based on the needs of biomedical researchers.

Principal Investigator:

Frederick B. Baldwin
9172928845
BRECK@ALIAS-I.COM

Business Contact:


7182909170
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ALIAS-I
ALIAS-I 181 NORTH 11TH ST, STE 401 BROOKLYN, NY 11211

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