This article is part of the supplement: The BioCreative II - Critical Assessment for Information Extraction in Biology Challenge

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Overview of BioCreative II gene normalization

Alexander A Morgan1, Zhiyong Lu2, Xinglong Wang3, Aaron M Cohen4, Juliane Fluck5, Patrick Ruch6, Anna Divoli7, Katrin Fundel8, Robert Leaman9, Jörg Hakenberg10, Chengjie Sun11, Heng-hui Liu12, Rafael Torres13, Michael Krauthammer14, William W Lau15, Hongfang Liu16, Chun-Nan Hsu17, Martijn Schuemie18, K Bretonnel Cohen19 and Lynette Hirschman19*

Author Affiliations

1 Biomedical Informatics, Stanford University, 251 Campus Drive,, Stanford, CA, 94305, USA

2 Center for Computational Pharmacology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, PO Box 6511, Aurora, Colorado, 80045, USA

3 School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, 2 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9LW, UK

4 Oregon Health & Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, Oregon, 97239, USA

5 Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing (SCAI), Schloss Birlinghoven, D-53754, Sankt Augustin, Germany

6 University and Hospitals of Geneva, 24 Micheli du Crest, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland

7 School of Information, University of California, Berkeley, 102 South Hall, Berkeley, California, 94720, USA

8 Institut für Informatik, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Amalienstr. 17, 80333 Munich, Germany

9 Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Arizona State University, 699 S. Mill Avenue, Tempe, Arizona, 85281, USA

10 Biotechnological Centre, Technische Universität Dresden, Tatzberg 47-51, 1307 Dresden, Germany

11 School of Computer Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, West Da-Zhi Street, Mailbox 319, No. 92, Harbin, 150001, China

12 Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, No. 1, University Road, Tainan City 701, Taiwan

13 Bioalma, Biolma, Ronda de Poniente, 4, 2 C-D, Tres Cantos, Madrid, E-28760, Spain

14 Department of Pathology, Yale University School of Medicine, 300 Cedar Street TAC 309, New Haven, Connecticut, 06510, USA

15 Division of Computational Bioscience, Center for Information Technology, National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland, 20892, USA

16 Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Biomathematics, Georgetown University Medical Center, 4000 Reservoir Rd. NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20057, USA

17 Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, 128 Academic Road, Section 2, Taipei, Taiwan

18 Biosemantics Group, Medical Informatics Department, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Dr. Molewaterplein 50, 3015GE, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

19 Information Technology Center, The MITRE Corporation, 202 Burlington Road, Bedford, Massachusetts, 01730 USA

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Genome Biology 2008, 9(Suppl 2):S3  doi:10.1186/gb-2008-9-s2-s3

Published: 1 September 2008

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