BioC interoperability track overview

Donald C. Comeau, Riza T heresa Batista-Navarro, Hong Jie Dai, Rezarta I slamaj Doğan, Antonio J imeno Yepes, Ritu Khare, Zhiyong Lu, Hernani Marques, Carolyn J. Mattingly, Mariana Neves, Yifan Peng, Rafal Rak, Fabio Rinaldi, Richard T zong Han Tsai, Karin Verspoor, Thomas C. Wiegers, Cathy H. Wu, W. John Wilbur

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BioC is a new simple XML format for sharing biomedical text and annotations and libraries to read and write that format. This promotes the development of interoperable tools for natural language processing (NLP) of biomedical text. The interoperability track at the BioCreative IV workshop featured contributions using or highlighting the BioC format. These contributions included additional implementations of BioC, many new corpora in the format, biomedical NLP tools consuming and producing the format and online services using the format. The ease of use, broad support and rapidly growing number of tools demonstrate the need for and value of the BioC format. Database URL:

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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