If you can read English, you can help in the process of biomedical discovery. Scientific literature is growing fast and it is hard for scientists to know what to read and to read everything that is relevant. Mark2Cure works by teaching citizen scientists to identify concepts and relationships in biomedical text. This is a task that anyone can learn to do and can perform better than any known computer program. Mark2Cure is a project by the Scripps Research Institue.
From April 10th to April 15th, Citizen Science Games was hosting the @IamCitSci Twitter account. The whole week was dedicated to games and science. We storified the week in different episodes, in case you missed […]
Citizen science has enormous potential, and Mark2Cure and the Cochrane Crowd’s volunteers are helping explore its application towards biomedical discovery. Cochrane Crowd and Mark2Cure will be hosting a webinar on May 8th and there will […]
Biomedical literature represents one of the largest and fastest growing collections of unstructured biomedical knowledge. Finding critical information buried in the literature can be challenging. To extract information from free-flowing text, researchers need to: 1. […]
Identifying concepts and relationships in biomedical text enables knowledge to be applied in computational analyses. Many biological natural language process (BioNLP) projects attempt to address this challenge, but the state of the art in BioNLP […]
RARECast: Tapping the Public to Keep Scientists Current on Rare Disease Research The search for cures for diseases is limited by the ability of scientists to consume and understand the rapidly expanding volumes of biomedical […]