Angus Roberts

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This software article describes the GATE family of open source text analysis tools and processes. GATE is one of the most widely used systems of its type with yearly download rates of tens of thousands and many active users in both academic and industrial contexts. In this paper we report three examples of GATE-based systems operating in the life sciences(More)
In this paper, we describe the construction of a semantically annotated corpus of clinical texts for use in the development and evaluation of systems for automatically extracting clinically significant information from the textual component of patient records. The paper details the sampling of textual material from a collection of 20,000 cancer patient(More)
The growing quantity and distribution of bioinformatics resources means that finding and utilizing them requires a great deal of expert knowledge, especially as many resources need to be tied together into a workflow to accomplish a useful goal. We want to formally capture at least some of this knowledge within a virtual workbench and middleware framework(More)
The Clinical E-Science Framework (CLEF) project has built a system to extract clinically significant information from the textual component of medical records, for clinical research, evidence-based healthcare and genotype-meets-phenotype informatics. One part of this system is the identification of relationships between clinically important entities in the(More)
The Clinical E-Science Framework (CLEF) project is building a framework for the capture, integration and presentation of clinical information: for clinical research, evidence-based health care and genotype-meets-phenotype informatics. A significant portion of the information required by such a framework originates as text, even in EHR-savvy organizations.(More)
This paper describes an Information Extraction (IE) system to identify genic interactions in text. The approach relies on the automatic acquisition of patterns which can be used to identify these interactions. Performance is evaluated on the Learning Language in Logic (LLL-05) workshop challenge task. 1. Extraction Patterns The approach presented here uses(More)
This paper presents GATE Teamware – an open-source, web-based, collaborative text annotation framework. It enables users to carry out complex corpus annotation projects, involving distributed annotator teams. Different user roles are provided (annotator, manager, administrator) with customisable user interface functionalities, in order to support the(More)
A significant amount of information about drug-related safety issues such as adverse effects are published in medical case reports that can only be explored by human readers due to their unstructured nature. The work presented here aims at generating a systematically annotated corpus that can support the development and validation of methods for the(More)
Clinical terminologies are complex objects, getting more complex as the requirements on them grow, and as more complex technologies are used in their construction. But to the clinical end-user, functionality and utility is important, not inherent complexity--the simpler a clinical terminology can be for the end-user, the better. To reconcile these(More)
MyGrid is an e-Science Grid project that aims to help biologists and bioinformaticians to perform workflow-based in silico experiments, and help them to automate the management of such workflows through personalisation, notification of change and publication of experiments. In this paper, we describe the architecture of myGrid and how it will be used by the(More)