Life-iNet: A structured network-based knowledge exploration and analytics system for life sciences

Xiang Ren, Jiaming Shen, Meng Qu, Xuan Wang, Zeqiu Wu, Qi Zhu, Meng Jiang, Fangbo Tao, Saurabh Sinha, David Liem, Peipei Ping, Richard Weinshilboum, Jiawei Han

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Abstract

Search engines running on scientific liter ature have been widely used by life sci entists to find publications related to their research. However, existing search en gines in the life-science domain, such as PubMed, have limitations when applied to exploring and analyzing factual knowl edge (e.g., disease-gene associations) in massive text corpora. These limitations are mainly due to the problems that fac tual information exists as an unstructured form in text, and also keyword and MeSH term-based queries cannot effectively im ply semantic relations between entities. This demo paper presents the Life-iNet system to address the limitations in exist ing search engines on facilitating life sci ences research. Life-iNet automatically constructs structured networks of factual knowledge from large amounts of back ground documents, to support efficient ex ploration of structured factual knowledge in the unstructured literature. It also pro vides functionalities for finding distinctive entities for given entity types, and gener ating hypothetical facts to assist literature-based knowledge discovery (e.g., drug tar get prediction).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACL 2017 - 55th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Proceedings of System Demonstrations
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Pages55-60
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781945626715
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Event55th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, ACL 2017 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: Jul 30 2017Aug 4 2017

Publication series

NameACL 2017 - 55th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Proceedings of System Demonstrations

Other

Other55th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, ACL 2017
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period7/30/178/4/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software

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    Ren, X., Shen, J., Qu, M., Wang, X., Wu, Z., Zhu, Q., Jiang, M., Tao, F., Sinha, S., Liem, D., Ping, P., Weinshilboum, R., & Han, J. (2017). Life-iNet: A structured network-based knowledge exploration and analytics system for life sciences. In ACL 2017 - 55th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Proceedings of System Demonstrations (pp. 55-60). (ACL 2017 - 55th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Proceedings of System Demonstrations). Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). https://doi.org/10.18653/v1/P17-4010