Catherine Bounsaythip

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MOTIVATION Integration of heterogeneous data in life sciences is a growing and recognized challenge. The problem is not only to enable the study of such data within the context of a biological question but also more fundamentally, how to represent the available knowledge and make it accessible for mining. RESULTS Our integration approach is based on the(More)
The emergence of sy stems biology necessitates development of platforms to organise and interpret plen titude of biological data. We present a system to integrate data across m ultiple bioinform atics databases and enable mining across various conceptual levels of biological information. The results are repres ented as complex networks. Context dependent(More)
This paper studies how controlled language (CL) technology can be used to build multilingual user interfaces to information services on the WWW. Controlled languages are domain speci c sublanguages that resemble human languages but have limited vocabulary and restricted syntax. Control is used to minimise ambiguities in the texts and enable their automatic(More)
This paper describes the multilingual cataloguing tool developed for the Mkbeem eCommerce mediation system. The very central point in the cataloguing tool is the integrated use of ontological product models and language engineering to support a set of basic cataloguing activities. The starting point for cataloguing a new product is its textual description(More)
The human colon contains a diverse microbial population which contributes to degradation and metabolism of food components. Drug metabolism in the colon is generally poorly understood. Metabolomics techniques and in vitro colon models are now available which afford detailed characterization of drug metabolites in the context of colon metabolism. The aim of(More)
The emergence of systems biology necessitates development of platforms to organise and interpret plentitude of biological data. We present a system to integrate data across multiple bioinformatics databases and enable mining across various conceptual levels of biological information. The results are represented as complex networks. Context dependent mining(More)
This paper describes how to use controlled languages (CLs) to build multilingual sales catalogue services on the WWW. CLs are human languages restricted to specific domains and with limited vocabulary and restricted syntax. Control aims to minimise ambiguities in the texts. This enables practical and costeffective solutions, e.g., for machine translation(More)
Biological phenomena are usually described by relational model of interactions and dependencies between different entities. Therefore, a network-based knowledge representation of biological knowledge seems to be an obvious choice. In this paper, we propose such a representation when integrating data from heterogeneous life science data sources, including(More)
The aim of the study was to develop a tool for the estimation of forest variables using high-resolution satellite data. The tool included modular operative software. The image analysis methodology focused on the reduction of the known problems of the previous satellite image based methods, i.e. the saturation of the estimates at higher biomass levels and(More)
This paper considers the use of controlled languages for query translation in a legislative document retrieval system. Problem statement and analysis of the approach are described. The use of controlled languages is motivated by the fact that precision is very important in our case. In many information retrieval systems, the use of unrestricted language(More)