August 31, 2011 NEW!The proceedings of the workshop DDIExtraction2011 have been published in CEUR workshop proceedings web site. Check it out in here.
August 31, 2011 NEW!The ranking of the results of the task is available in the summary paper, in page 7. Check it out in here.
NEW! Participants and prospective participants in task are invited to join the DDI Extraction Google Group:
In the last decade, Information Extraction techniques have received an increasing interest as suitable solution to extract and analyse the huge volume of published documents in the biological domain. The BioCreAtIvE (Critical Assessment of Information Extraction systems in Biology) challenges have played a key role in improving the Information Extraction techniques applied to the biological domain by providing a common benchmark for evaluating these techniques. Recently, medical and pharmacological domain also benefit from the application of such technology. However, there is no forum to allow the comparison among the various techniques.
Likewise the BioCreative challenge evaluation has devoted to provide a common frameworks for evaluation of text mining driving progress in text mining techniques applied to the biological domain, our purpose is to create a benchmark dataset and evaluation task that will enable researchers to compare their algorithms applied to the extraction of drug-drug interactions. The challenge task is intended to provide a benchmarck forum for comparsing the latest advances of Information Extraction techniques applied to the extraction of drug-drug interactions. We will create a benchmark dataset and evaluation task that will enable researchers to compare their algorithms.
Participants are encouraged to submit a paper to the workshop in order to describe their systems to the audience in a regular workshop session together with special invited speakers. Submitted papers will be reviewed by the program committee.