A number of academic research groups and commercial firms are developing software to extract relevant information from the biomedical literature, but a project at AstraZeneca suggests that none of these efforts is likely to work effectively on its own. When a collection of these tools is assembled correctly, however, the results are quite promising, according to the team conducting this project.

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