Yoshinobu Kano

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The paper presents the design and implementation of the BioNLP’09 Shared Task, and reports the final results with analysis. The shared task consists of three sub-tasks, each of which addresses bio-molecular event extraction at a different level of specificity. The data was developed based on the GENIA event corpus. The shared task was run over 12 weeks,(More)
This paper describes an overview of the first QA Lab (Question Answering Lab for Entrance Exam) task at NTCIR 11. The goal of the QA lab is to provide a module-based platform for advanced question answering systems and comparative evaluation for solving real-world university entrance exam questions. In this task, “world history” questions are selected from(More)
Electronic medical records are now often replacing paper documents, and thus the importance of information processing in medical fields has increased. We have already organized the NTCIR-10 MedNLP pilot task. It has been the very first shared task attempt to evaluate technologies to retrieve important information from medical reports written in Japanese,(More)
Currently, relation extraction (RE) and event extraction (EE) are the two main streams of biological information extraction. In 2009, the majority of these RE and EE research efforts were centered around the BioCreative II.5 Protein-Protein Interaction (PPI) challenge and the “BioNLP event extraction shared task.” Although these challenges took(More)
SUMMARY Due to the increasing number of text mining resources (tools and corpora) available to biologists, interoperability issues between these resources are becoming significant obstacles to using them effectively. UIMA, the Unstructured Information Management Architecture, is an open framework designed to aid in the construction of more interoperable(More)
Recently, medical records are increasingly written on electronic media instead of on paper, thereby increasing the importance of information processing in medical fields. We have organized an NTCIR-10 pilot task for medical records. Our pilot task, MedNLP, comprises three tasks: (1) de-identification, (2) complaint and diagnosis, and (3) free. These tasks(More)
Due to the recent replacements of physical documents with electronic medical records (EMR), the importance of information processing in medical fields has been increased. We have been organizing the MedNLP task series in NTCIR-10 and 11. These workshops were the first shared tasks which attempt to evaluate technologies that retrieve important information(More)
Human gaze behavior while reading text reflects a variety of strategies for precise and efficient reading. Nevertheless, the possibility of extracting and importing these strategies from gaze data into natural language processing technologies has not been explored to any extent. In this research, as a first step in this investigation, we examine the(More)