[Corpora-List] spotting names of drugs

Phil Gooch philgooch
Tue Jan 8 17:43:20 CET 2013


The MiniChemDrugTagger plugin I wrote for GATE tries to do this, using morphemes. No paper, but brief evaluation details here

http://vega.soi.city.ac.uk/~abdy181/software/#minichem

and you can download the plugin here

https://github.com/philgooch/MiniChemDrugTagger

Phil

On Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 3:45 PM, WHITELOCK, Pete <pete.whitelock at oup.com>wrote:


> I?m interested in the problem of spotting that a particular string that?s
> not in one?s dictionary is in fact the name of a drug. New drugs and their
> names are being created all the time and it?s pretty easy as a human to see
> a string in isolation and see ?yeh, that?s a drug name?. Anyone done
> anything similar to this? I vaguely recall some discussion of
> distinguishing boys? and girls? names (as an exercise in some textbook?).*
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> In addition, does anyone know where to get a list of drug names to use as
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