BioSimplify is an open source tool written in Java that introduces and facilitates the use of a novel model for sentence simplification tuned for automatic discourse analysis and information extraction (as opposed to sentence simplification for improving human readability). The model is based on a “shotgun” approach that produces many different (simpler) versions of the original sentence by combining variants of its constituent elements.
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Siddhartha Jonnalagadda, Graciela Gonzalez. BioSimplify: an open source sentence simplification engine to improve recall in automatic biomedical information extraction. In Annual Proceedings of AMIA 2010, Washington D.C., November 13-17, 2010
Siddhartha Jonnalagadda, Graciela Gonzalez. Sentence Simplification Aids Protein-Protein Interaction Extraction. The 3rd International Symposium on Languages in Biology and Medicine, Jeju Island, South Korea, November 8-10, 2009
Siddhartha Jonnalagadda, Luis Tari, Joerg Hakenberg, Chitta Baral and Graciela Gonzalez. Towards Effective Sentence Simplification for Automatic Processing of Biomedical Text. In Proc. of the NAACL-HLT 2009, Boulder, USA, June
Joerg Hakenberg, Robert Leaman, Nguyen Ha Vo, Siddhartha Jonnalagadda, Ryan Sullivan, Christopher Miller, Luis Tari, Chitta Baral, Graciela Gonzalez. Efficient extraction of protein-protein interactions from full-text articles. IEEE/ACM TCBB. 2010