BITEM Projects


Real-time Engine for Selecting Information for Patentable Innovation

KHRESMOI: Knowledge Helper for Medical and Other Information users

A multi-modal search and access system for biomedical information and documents to federate literature (MEDLINE), including full-text contents (e.g. PubMed Central), knowledge bases (e.g. Orphanet, OMIM...), and web contents (e.g. Wikipedia, MedPedia...).
Work programme topic addressed
ICT-2009.4.3: Intelligent Information Management
Start: 1 September 2010
End: 31 August 2014
Duration: 48 months
Budget (total): approx. €10 Million


A Scalable Competitive Intelligence Platform
The project is supported by the CTI. The project is a partnership between CREAPOLE SA (Jura).

GOAssay: Gene Ontology Annotation of PubChem Assays

A joint collaboration with the University of Indiana.

An experiment to functionally annotate PubChem assays using the Gene Ontology Categorizer (GOCat). The assays are processed to filter out non functional information, then the textual content is sent to the categorizer, which provide a ranked list of GO descriptors based on a GOA-learned association model.


epSOS Smart Open Services for European Patients - is the main European electronic Health (eHealth) interoperability project co-funded by the European Commission and the partners. It focuses on improving medical treatment of citizens while abroad by providing health professionals with the necessary patient data.


The DebugIT project is a large-scale integrating project funded within the 7th EU Framework Programme (FP7). The main objectives are to build IT tools that should have significant impacts for the monitoring and control of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistances in Europe.

BiND: Biomedical Novelty Detection

Background hypothesis. In existing search engines, including the most advanced question-answering architectures, such as EAGLi, answers or documents are provided to the user some relevance-driven ranking criteria. However, providing a ranked list of documents or answers is not sufficient regarding novelty detection; therefore being able to decide whether the retrieved answer is new would provide a major improvement, which could impact the intrinsic definition of relevance. Aims.

ASME: IBM's Anatomic Symbolic Mapping Engine

Google earth for the body, filling the gap between 3D Anatomy and the Electronic Patient Record, using Text Analytics and Ontology Engineering.

UniMed: From UniProt to Medecine

A joint project with the Swiss-Prot research group The Unimed project addresses the important problem of increasing interoperability between data resources from the medical informatics and the bioinformatics domains. We propose to link UniProtKB entries to the two most widely used disease terminologies:

  1. ICD-10, which is the official disease classification provided by the WHO,
  2. MeSH, which is the controlled vocabulary thesaurus used for biomedical and health-related document indexing.

EAGL: Engine for question Answering in Genomic Literature

The goal of this joint project between the Swiss-Prot group of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and the Medical Informatics Service of the University Hospital of Geneva is to explore the development of question-answering systems in functionalgenomics.