As the amount of on-line scientific literature in the biomedical domain increases, automatic processing has become a promising approach for accelerating research. We are applying syntactic parsing trained on the general domain to identify proteinprotein interactions. One of the main difficulties obstructing the use of language processing is the prevalence of specialized terminology. Accordingly, we have created a specialized dictionary by compiling on-line glossaries, and have applied it for information extraction.
The third edition of
The Fungal Community
has been compiled by a new set of editors. The
three of us were impressed with the quality and content of the previous two editions and
hope that we have matched the work of George Carroll and Don Wicklow in this new volume.
The aims and objectives of this volume are explained in our introductory chapter,
but in brief, we have tried to address some of the current discussions in ecology (diversity
and function, scaling issues, disturbance, invasive species) from a fungal perspective.
This book addresses the significant environmental changes experienced by
high latitude and high altitude ecosystems at the beginning of the 21st century.
Increased temperatures and precipitation, reduction in sea ice and
glacier ice, the increased levels of UV-radiation and the long-range transported
contaminants in arctic and alpine regions are stress factors that
challenge terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
This interactive 39-hour program is addressed to people whose day-to-day activities require a solid
background and efficient use of financial terms in English. It focuses on communication and provides
a dynamic introduction to specialized English, successfully combining the understanding of financial
and banking concepts and processes with the use of such terminology in realistic business contexts.
Taught in small groups, the program requires that the participant already has an upper intermediate
command of the English language (Lower level).
A new type of machine dictionary is described, which uses terminological relations to build up a semantic network representing the terms of a particular subject field, through interaction with the user. These relations are then used to dynamically generate outline definitions of terms in on-line query mode. The definitions produced are precise, consistent and informative, and allow the user to situate a query term in the local conceptual ~vironment.