CFP: PSB-2003 Session on Linking Biomedical Language, Information and
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CALL FOR PAPERS:
Linking Biomedical Language, Information and Knowledge
Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing 2003
January 3-7, 2003
Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club
This session solicits papers on improving information access to the
biomedical literature and databases by leveraging the complementary
resources and techniques provided by the literature, databases,
nomenclatures, and ontologies. We particularly wish to focus on
problems of importance to the biology and biomedical research
communities, where such techniques have been demonstrated to provide a
quantifiable improvement in performance. The session will give
preference to papers that leverage resources or techniques from
several areas. We will also give preference to papers describing
systems of demonstrated utility to end users. Possible topics
* Novel ways of combining text data mining and conventional
bioinformatics search techniques, including e.g., question answering,
topic clustering, or relevance feedback.
* Techniques for (partial) automation of database curation,
consistency checking and error detection in annotation of existing
* Use of patient data to discover or validate biological hypotheses.
* Evaluations of the utility of novel techniques over current methods
of information access.
* Extraction and organization of text-based information facilitated by
ontologies and data exchange standards.
* Creation or enrichment of structured resources (e.g., ontologies,
databases) through the use of text data mining and information
Carol Friedman, Columbia University
friedman at dmi.columbia.edu
Lynette Hirschman, MITRE
lynette at mitre.org
Robin McEntire, GlaxoSmithKline
Robin_A_McEntire at sbphrd.com
Cathy Wu, Georgetown University Medical Center
wuc at georgetown.edu
Submissions are due: 15 July 2002
Decisions are announced: 6 September 2002
Camera ready copy due: 23 September 2002
Poster abstracts due: 1 November 2002
Further information: http://psb.stanford.edu
All papers must be submitted to russ.altman at stanford.edu in electronic
format. The file formats we accept are: postscript (*.ps), adobe
acrobat (*.pdf) and Microsoft Word documents (*.doc). Attached files
should be named with the last name of the first author (e.g.
altman.ps, altman.pdf, or altman.doc). Hardcopy submissions or
unprocessed TEX or LATEX files will be rejected without review.
Each paper must be accompanied by a cover letter.
The cover letter must state the following:
The email address of the corresponding author
The specific PSB session that should review the paper or abstract
The submitted paper contains original, unpublished results,
and is not currently under consideration elsewhere.
All co-authors concur with the contents of the paper.
Submitted papers are limited to twelve (12) pages in our publication
format. Please format your paper according to instructions found at:
If figures can not be easily resized and placed precisely in the text,
then it should be clear that with appropriate modifications, the total
manuscript length would be within the page limit. Color pictures can
be printed at the expense of the authors. The fee is $500 per page of
color pictures, payable at the time of camera ready submission.
Cathy H. Wu, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Georgetown University Medical Center &
Director of Bioinformatics, National Biomedical Research Foundation
3900 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, DC 20007-2195
Phone: (202) 687-2121; Fax: (202) 687-1662
Email: wuc at georgetown.edu
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