Hybrid pattern matching for complex ontology term recognition
Tuan, Luu Anh.
Date of Issue2012
Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Biomedicine (2012 : Orlando, USA)
School of Computer Engineering
Ontology term recognition is a key task of ontology-based text mining. Previous approaches of statistical analysis and syntactic pattern matching have such limitations that they do not consider relations between words and that their handcrafted patterns are expensive and show low coverage, respectively. These limitations are critical especially when dealing with long and complex ontology terms. We propose a hybrid approach that combines the two approaches sequentially: It first uses syntactic pattern matching and, when its results are partial due to lack of required patterns, then completes them with supplementary evidence from a statistical method. Additionally, we present a novel method that automatically learns syntactic patterns from an annotated corpus. We tested the proposed approach for the tasks of recognizing Gene Ontology (GO) terms in text and also of associating the GO terms with proteins. When compared with existing systems of statistical analysis and syntactic pattern matching, it significantly improves 'relative' recall by 11%~13% and F-score by 7%.
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