Barrier word method for detecting molecular biology multiple word terms

Kasper W.F. Tersmette, Alan F. Scott, G. William Moore, Nina W. Matheson, Robert E. Miller

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Abstract

Because multiple-word biomedical terms may point to concepts in bibliographic citations with greater precision than individual words, the barrier-word method, which detects multiple-word terms at first encounter in narrative text, is proposed. Words with low biomedical information content (prepositions, articles, etc.) are designated as barrier words; each word sequence occurring between consecutive barrier words is a candidate multiple-word term. In 1407 consecutive titles and abstracts listed under DNA, Recombinant (D13.444.308.460), there were 1275 barrier words, and 13,548 multiple-word terms were selected. Results demonstrate an effective method for detecting multiple-word terms in molecular biology narrative text.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care
EditorsRobert A. Greenes
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages207-211
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0818608811
StatePublished - Nov 1 1988
EventProceedings - Twelfth Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: Nov 6 1988Nov 9 1988

Publication series

NameProceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care
ISSN (Print)0195-4210

Other

OtherProceedings - Twelfth Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care
CityWashington, DC, USA
Period11/6/8811/9/88

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

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Tersmette, K. W. F., Scott, A. F., Moore, G. W., Matheson, N. W., & Miller, R. E. (1988). Barrier word method for detecting molecular biology multiple word terms. In R. A. Greenes (Ed.), Proceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care (pp. 207-211). (Proceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care). Publ by IEEE.