BioCreative

Looking through one of my zillion mailing lists today I came across a project that was new to me. BioCreative is a competion/challenge for the text-mining community in biology.  It’s been around for a while according to the “about” page–and I recognize a bunch of those names.  But I’m not sure why I wasn’t aware of the current state of this.  I suppose since my Proteome days (now part of BIOBASE) I’ve drifted a bit from the text-mining back into sequences and SNPs and all more…

Anyway–seems like a project I’d like to keep an eye on.  They are now up to BioCreative II.5, and in the midst of a new round of evaluations.  You can read more about the current project here.  That also links to some helpful background on the project and the issues.