Inferring Grant Support Types From Online Biomedical Articles

Kim J, Le DX, Thoma GR
22nd IEEE ISCBMS. Albuquerque, NM. August 2009


The category of institution or organization underwriting the research reported in a scientific article is a required field (Grant Support type) in the bibliographic record of that article in the MEDLINE database. We describe a system based on a combination of a Naive Bayes classifier and heuristic rules that automatically infers the Grant Support types from article text. Testing the performance of the system on 2,000 biomedical articles shows Precision, Recall, and F-Measure exceeding 95%.