Accession Number : AD1001390


Title :   Complex Event Extraction using DRUM


Descriptive Note : Conference Paper


Corporate Author : Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition Pensacola United States


Personal Author(s) : Allen,James ; de Beaumont,Will ; Galescu,Lucian ; Teng,Choh M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1001390.pdf


Report Date : 01 Oct 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 13


Abstract : Complex mechanisms, such as cell-signaling pathways, consist of many highly interconnected components, yet they are often described in disconnected fragmentary ways. The goal of DRUM (Deep Reader for Understanding Mechanisms) is to develop a system that can read papers and combine results of individual studies into a comprehensive explanatory model. A first step is to automatically extract relevant events and event relationships from the literature. This paper describes initial steps in extending an existing general deep language understanding system, TRIPS, to read biomedical papers. In a preliminary evaluation, our system was the best performing systemamong the participants, achieving results close to human expert performance. These results suggested that our system is viable for complex event extraction and, ultimately, understanding complex systems and mechanisms.


Descriptors :   natural language , biomedicine , semantics , information retrieval


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE