Journal Article

Figure mining for biomedical research

Raul Rodriguez-Esteban and Ivan Iossifov

in Bioinformatics

Volume 25, issue 16, pages 2082-2084
Published in print August 2009 | ISSN: 1367-4803
Published online May 2009 | e-ISSN: 1460-2059 | DOI:
Figure mining for biomedical research

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Motivation: Figures from biomedical articles contain valuable information difficult to reach without specialized tools. Currently, there is no search engine that can retrieve specific figure types.

Results: This study describes a retrieval method that takes advantage of principles in image understanding, text mining and optical character recognition (OCR) to retrieve figure types defined conceptually. A search engine was developed to retrieve tables and figure types to aid computational and experimental research.



Journal Article.  1779 words. 

Subjects: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

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