Adapting a general semantic interpretation approach to biological event extraction

Halil Kilicoglu, Sabine Bergler

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Abstract

The second BioNLP Shared Task on Event Extraction (BioNLP-ST’11) follows up the previous shared task competition with a focus on generalization with respect to text types, event types and subject domains. In this spirit, we re-engineered and extended our event extraction system, emphasizing linguistic generalizations and avoiding domain-, event type- or text type-specific optimizations. Similar to our earlier system, syntactic dependencies form the basis of our approach. However, diverging from that system’s more pragmatic nature, we more clearly distinguish the shared task concerns from a general semantic composition scheme, that is based on the notion of embedding. We apply our methodology to core bio-event extraction and speculation/negation detection tasks in three main tracks. Our results demonstrate that such a general approach is viable and pinpoint some of its shortcomings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of BioNLP Shared Task 2011 Workshop at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Subtitle of host publicationHuman Language Technologies, ACL HLT 2011
EditorsJun'ichi Tsujii, Jin-Dong Kim, Sampo Pyysalo
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Pages173-182
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781937284091
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventBioNLP Shared Task 2011 Workshop at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, ACL HLT 2011 - Portland, United States
Duration: Jun 24 2011 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings of BioNLP Shared Task 2011 Workshop at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, ACL HLT 2011

Conference

ConferenceBioNLP Shared Task 2011 Workshop at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, ACL HLT 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPortland
Period6/24/11 → …

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Software
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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