MutationFinder: A high-performance system for extracting point mutation mentions from text

James G Caporaso, William A. Baumgartner, David A. Randolph, K. Bretonnel Cohen, Lawrence Hunter

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Discussion of point mutations is ubiquitous in biomedical literature, and manually compiling databases or literature on mutations in specific genes or proteins is tedious. We present an open-source, rule-based system, MutationFinder, for extracting point mutation mentions from text. On blind test data, it achieves nearly perfect precision and a markedly improved recall over a baseline.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1862-1865
Number of pages4
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jul 15 2007
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics

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