The joint research and development program focuses – amongst other aspects – on:
- development of new methods to identify unwanted drug effects from unstructured text sources
- identification of biomarkers from scientific text
- mining in medical documents such as electronic patient records and patient blogs
- information extraction from Chinese scientific literature including patent literature
The contractual framework provides the basis for close collaboration between both partners. Besides joint research activities, Fraunhofer SCAI will also make its information extraction technology ProMiner (a leading named entity recognition software) and SCAIView (an unstructured information mining environment) available to Merck Serono.
”A collaboration between the Department of Bioinformatics at Fraunhofer SCAI and the Knowledge Department of Merck Serono has been established some years ago. It has already produced substantial scientific results, of which some aspects have already been published or are going to be published soon” says Prof. Martin Hofmann-Apitius, Head of the Department of Bioinformatics at Fraunhofer SCAI. Juliane Fluck, Head of the Text Mining Team at Fraunhofer SCAI, is looking forward to three years of intensive collaboration: “Our collaboration covers a wide spectrum of application fields. We will contribute technologies and content for indexing, for information retrieval, information extraction and modelling of knowledge. And the nice side effect is: we are allowed to publish some of our joint research findings, which is not always possible in industry collaborations”.About Fraunhofer:
The Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing SCAI conducts research in the field of computer simulations for product and process development. SCAI designs and optimizes industrial applications, implements custom solutions for production and logistics, and offers HPC and Cloud solutions. Services are based on industrial engineering and methods from applied mathematics and information technology.
Contact:Prof. Dr. Martin Hofmann-Apitius
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