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Automatic query expansion technologies have been proven to be effective in many information retrieval tasks. Most existing approaches are based on the assumption that the most informative terms in top-retrieved documents can be viewed as context of the query and thus can be used for query expansion. One problem with these approaches is that some of the(More)
Protein-protein interactions play a key role in various aspects of the structural and functional organization of the cell. Knowledge about them unveils the molecular mechanisms of biological processes. However, the amount of biomedical literature regarding protein interactions is increasing rapidly and it is difficult for interaction database curators to(More)
Automatic extracting protein–protein interaction information from biomedical literature can help to build protein relation network, predict protein function and design new drugs. This paper presents a protein–protein interaction extraction system BioPPIExtractor for biomedical literature. This system applies Conditional Random Fields model to tag protein(More)
In this paper, we use query-level regression as the loss function. The regression loss function has been used in pointwise methods, however pointwise methods ignore the query boundaries and treat the data equally across queries, and thus the effectiveness is limited. We show that regression is an effective loss function for learning to rank when used in(More)
To extract biomedical information about bio-entities from the huge amount of biomedical literature, the first key step is recognizing their names in these literatures, which remains a challenging task due to the irregularities and ambiguities in bio-entities nomenclature. The recognition performances of the current popular methods, machine learning(More)
Feature representation is essential to machine learning and text mining. In this paper, we present a feature coupling generalization (FCG) framework for generating new features from unlabeled data. It selects two special types of features, i.e., example-distinguishing features (EDFs) and class-distinguishing features (CDFs) from original feature set, and(More)