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The NLM Medical Text Indexer Providing Baseline for International BioASQ Challenge

The National Library of Medicine's (NLM) Medical Text Indexer (http://ii.nlm.nih.gov) is being used as one of the baselines for the international BioASQ challenge (http://www.bioasq.org/). The Medical Text Indexer (MTI), a system for producing indexing recommendations, assists in the indexing process at NLM. The BioASQ challenge is a series of challenges on biomedical semantic indexing and question answering with the aim of advancing the state of the art accessibility for researchers and clinicians to biomedical text. The MTI indexing results are providing one of the baselines used in the "Large-scale online biomedical semantic indexing" part of the challenge, which is designed to parallel the human indexing currently being done at NLM. Alan R. Aronson, PhD, Principal Investigator for the MTI project also will be delivering an invited talk on "Indexing The Biomedical Literature In A Time Of Increased Demand And Limited Resources" at the BioASQ Workshop in September. Dr. Aronson is a Principal Investigator at the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, an Intramural Research Division of the National Library of Medicine.

The National Library of Medicine is the world's largest library of the health sciences and a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NLM collects, organizes, and makes available biomedical science information to scientists, health professionals, and the public.

 

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