What’s the Answer? (enzyme dictionary)

BioStar is a site for asking, answering and discussing bioinformatics questions and issues. We are members of the community and find it very useful. Often questions and answers arise at BioStar that are germane to our readers (end users of genomics resources). Every Thursday we will be highlighting one of those items or discussions here in this thread. You can ask questions in this thread, or you can always join in at BioStar.

This week’s question was different than many of the questions over at BioStar. But it led me to a neat tool that was new to me for text mining and curation.

Question: Enzyme dictionary for annotation

I want to annotate all the enzyme names and their kinetic data from given text. Is there any enzyme dictionary that I can use it directly for annotation? How should I annotate kinetic expressions from the text?

shalinibanglore

See the answers to learn more about the goals of this, and the one about Annotator from NCBO. I can see the utility of that and I’m musing on some projects with that now. But there may be other answers to help out the poster of the question–so if you have other ideas on the enzyme dictionary features do bring them over to the answers.