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TEMIS and Fraunhofer Collaborate on Biological Text Analysis

NEW YORK, March 17 - Heidelberg, Germany-based software firm Text Mining Solutions (TEMIS) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing (SCAI) said today that they have entered a partnership to develop a text-mining infrastructure for life science research.


The solution, which will be "tailored to meet the needs of a multitude of disciplines in life sciences," will be based upon biomedical dictionaries and TEMIS' Insight Discoverer Extractor software.


The technology will sift through the biomedical literature and automatically extract relevant information in three specific application areas: interactions between biomedical entities, such as protein-protein interactions or protein-disease associations; knowledge representation of chemical compounds as well as their biological and toxicological properties; and the identification of prognostic factors in clinical studies.

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