Introducing meta-services for biomedical information extraction.

TitleIntroducing meta-services for biomedical information extraction.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsLeitner, F, Krallinger, M, Rodriguez-Penagos, C, Hakenberg, J, Plake, C, Kuo, C-J, Hsu, C-N, Tsai, RT-H, Hung, H-C, Lau, WW, Johnson, CA, Saetre, R, Yoshida, K, Chen, YH, Kim, S, Shin, S-Y, Zhang, B-T, Baumgartner, WA, Hunter, L, Haddow, B, Matthews, M, Wang, X, Ruch, P, Ehrler, F, Ozgür, A, Erkan, G, Radev, DR, Krauthammer, M, Luong, TB, Hoffmann, R, Sander, C, Valencia, A
JournalGenome biology
Volume9 Suppl 2
Date Published2008
KeywordsBiomedical Research, Computational Biology, Humans, Information Storage and Retrieval, Internet

We introduce the first meta-service for information extraction in molecular biology, the BioCreative MetaServer (BCMS; This prototype platform is a joint effort of 13 research groups and provides automatically generated annotations for PubMed/Medline abstracts. Annotation types cover gene names, gene IDs, species, and protein-protein interactions. The annotations are distributed by the meta-server in both human and machine readable formats (HTML/XML). This service is intended to be used by biomedical researchers and database annotators, and in biomedical language processing. The platform allows direct comparison, unified access, and result aggregation of the annotations.

Alternate JournalGenome Biol.
PubMed ID18834497