Navigation Links
FEBS Letters Structured Digital Abstracts experiment
Date:4/2/2008

Amsterdam, 2 April 2008 - FEBS Letters, one of the leading journals for short reports in molecular biosciences, announced today an exciting new enhancement to the journal article: Structured Digital Abstracts (SDA).

A Structured Digital Abstract in FEBS Letters is an extension of the regular journal article abstract comprising of a series of sentences each of which contains a relationship between two biological entities, mentioning the method used to study the relationship. Each sentence is preceded by one or more identifiers pointing to the corresponding database entries that contain the full details of the interaction. To provide a simplified example of a potential relationship: protein A interacts with protein B, by method X.

A Special Issue of FEBS Letters, Volume 582/8 (9 April) marks the launch of Structured Digital Abstracts and explains the experiment and relevance in full detail.

The aim of the experiment is threefold:

  • To develop and fine tune simple tools to facilitate data entries and the authors selection of terms from controlled vocabularies.

  • To propose a text layout for a structured abstract to be appended to the traditional abstract.

  • To investigate and estimate the authors degree of interest (and competence) in a project implicating them as active players in this editorial revolution.

This innovative experiment is a joint project between the curators of the MINT Molecular Interactions database in Rome, the FEBS Letters Editorial Office in Heidelberg, and leading global experts in text- mining and bioinformatics.

As Gianni Cesareni, Editor of FEBS Letters (http://www.elsevier.com/locate/febslet) and in charge of the MINT database explains: Many articles in biological journals describe relationships between entities (genes, proteins, etc.) yet this information cannot be efficiently used because of difficulties in retrieving from text. Databases capture this valuable information and organize it in a structured format ready for automatic analysis. The experiment of using SDAs will facilitate database entry and improve disclosure, to the benefit of authors and readers.

In the FEBS Letters special issue (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/issue/4938-2008-994179991-684107) Florian Leitner and Alfonso Valencia propose that a combination of human expertise and automatic text-mining systems can be used to create a first generation of electronically annotated information that can be added to journal abstracts and that is directly related to the information in the corresponding text.


'/>"/>

Contact: Adriaan Klinkenberg
f.klinkenberg@elsevier.com
31-204-852-456
Elsevier
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Another type of nanotube, a how-to guide to making bamboo-structured carbon nanotubes
2. Book is the first high-resolution digital mouse brain atlas designed for Web applications
3. Entrust Digital Signatures Help Secure More Than 18 Million U.S. ePassports
4. Experimental Biology and Medicine announces expansion into Asia, opens new office
5. Translational research patented first experimental treatment against idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
6. Experimental Biology 2008 meets in San Diego April 5-9
7. A unique experiment with chlorine -- and a new way of teaching
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/22/2016)... On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued ... the Biometric Exit Program. The Request for Information (RFI), ... that CBP intends to add biometrics to confirm when ... , in order to deter visa overstays, to ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160622/382209LOGO ...
(Date:6/16/2016)... FRANCISCO , June 16, 2016 ... size is expected to reach USD 1.83 ... by Grand View Research, Inc. Technological proliferation and ... banking applications are expected to drive the market ... ) , The development of advanced ...
(Date:6/9/2016)... -- Paris Police Prefecture ... to ensure the safety of people and operations in several ... tournament Teleste, an international technology group specialised in ... that its video security solution will be utilised by ... safety across the country. The system roll-out is scheduled for ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016  Regular discussions on a range of subjects ... the two entities said Poloz. Speaking at a ... , he pointed to the country,s inflation target, which ... "In certain areas ... have common economic goals, why not sit down and address ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... NC (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Researchers ... the most commonly-identified miRNAs in people with peritoneal or pleural mesothelioma. Their findings are ... to read it now. , Diagnostic biomarkers are signposts in the blood, lung ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016   Boston Biomedical , an ... designed to target cancer stemness pathways, announced that ... Orphan Drug Designation from the U.S. Food and ... cancer, including gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancer. Napabucasin is ... inhibit cancer stemness pathways by targeting STAT3, and ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Houston ... with the Cy-Fair Sports Association to serve as ... the agreement, Houston Methodist Willowbrook will provide sponsorship ... and connectivity with association coaches, volunteers, athletes and ... with the Cy-Fair Sports Association and to bring ...
Breaking Biology Technology: