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Improved Information Search and Extraction from the Fruit Fly Genomics Literature

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  • UserTed Briscoe (and many others) Computer Laboratory, Cambridge
  • ClockWednesday 09 June 2010, 15:00-15:45
  • HouseGurdon Institute Tea Room.

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talk + demo

Web portals like Google Scholar and ScienceDirect have revolutionized access to scientific information by making it possible to identify relevant papers via keyword search, and then to browse them on-line. However, as scientific information continues to grow exponentially, and as (e-)science embraces automation, keeping abreast of and exploiting the information in these papers effectively is becoming impossible. I’ll demonstrate a system which returns sentences and images (rather than PDFs) in response to fine-grained queries utilising multifaceted image- and text-based constraints constructed interactively and intuitively. I’ll then outline the technology behind the system and describe a preliminary evaluation that suggests it is about 500x more efficient than using Google Scholar and a PDF viewer.

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