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Pac Symp Biocomput. 2008:592-603.

Information needs and the role of text mining in drug development.

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  • 1Library and Literature Informatics, Biogen Idec, Inc. Cambridge MA, USA.

Abstract

Drug development generates information needs from groups throughout a company. Knowing where to look for high-quality information is essential for minimizing costs and remaining competitive. Using 1131 research requests that came to our library between 2001 and 2007, we show that drugs, diseases, and genes/proteins are the most frequently searched subjects, and journal articles, patents, and competitive intelligence literature are the most frequently consulted textual resources.

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