Drug repositioning and disease understanding through complex networks creation and analysis

Diagnosis sources

Our main source of information is currently Wikipedia. However, we are focusing our efforts in using more sources. Next source to be introduced will be Freebase. In a near future we are planning to extract information from other public sources such as MedLine Plus or CDC webpage among others.

Data extraction

The data extraction process runs NLP tools over the texts retrieved from selected data sources such as Wikipedia. We are currently using MetaMap to extract the information from the texts. Other NLP tools will be used in the future.

Data access

The data will be publicly available to any user through a REST service. Potential users just need to register and provide some basic information to obtain a token that will allow them to query the database that contains the stored data.