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Proc AMIA Symp. 2000:903-7.

Text-based discovery in biomedicine: the architecture of the DAD-system.

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  • 1Social Pharmacy and Pharmacoepidemiology, Groningen University Institute for Drug Exploration, Groningen, The Netherlands.

Abstract

Current scientific research takes place in highly specialized contexts with poor communication between disciplines as a likely consequence. Knowledge from one discipline may be useful for the other without researchers knowing it. As scientific publications are a condensation of this knowledge, literature-based discovery tools may help the individual scientist to explore new useful domains. We report on the development of the DAD-system, a concept-based Natural Language Processing system for PubMed citations that provides the biomedical researcher such a tool. We describe the general architecture and illustrate its operation by a simulation of a well-known text-based discovery: The favorable effects of fish oil on patients suffering from Raynaud's disease [1].

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