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Towards Evaluating the Impact of Semantic Support for Curating the Fungus Scientific Literature

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TitleTowards Evaluating the Impact of Semantic Support for Curating the Fungus Scientific Literature
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsMeurs, M. - J., C. Murphy, N. Naderi, I. Morgenstern, C. Cantu, S. Semarjit, G. Butler, J. Powlowski, A. Tsang, and R. Witte
Refereed DesignationRefereed
Conference NameThe 3rd Canadian Semantic Web Symposium (CSWS2011)
Tertiary TitleCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Volume774
Date Published08/2011
Conference LocationVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
KeywordsBiofuel Research, Extrinsic Evaluation
Abstract

We present our ongoing development of a semantic infrastructure supporting biofuel research. Part of this effort is the automatic curation of knowledge from the massive amount of information on fungal enzymes that is available in genomics. Working closely with biologists who manually curate the existing literature, we developed ontological NLP pipelines, integrated through Web-based interfaces, to help them in two main tasks: spending less time to mine the literature for facts, while also being provided with richer and semantically linked information. An ongoing challenge is to measure precisely how much the developed semantic technologies benefit the end users and what their overall impact on the quality of the curated data is. We present preliminary evaluation results that show a significant reduction in manual curation time.

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