Text Mining Assistants in Wikis at Biocuration2012

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Last week we presented our integration of Text Mining Assistants in Wikis at Biocuration2012, the Conference of the International Society for Biocuration.

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The conference took place in Washington DC during the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
Several interesting presentations and posters proposed different ways of using wikis for biocuration: for instance, Andrew Su and Ben Good presented the Gene Wiki portal dedicated to the annotation of gene and protein function using a crowdsourcing approach.
Protein and gene curation was the topic of most of the talks given on days 1 and 2. Day 3 offered us a text mining session ("Integrating text mining into biocuration workflows") then an ontology session focused on "standards". A great meeting, thanks to the organizers!
The Biocuration2012 Virtual Issue published in the DATABASE journal is here and our poster is there.