English dictionaries, gold and silver standard corpora for biomedical natural language processing related to SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19

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Here we present a toolbox for natural language processing tasks related to SARS-CoV-2. It comprises English dictionaries of synonyms for SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, a silver standard corpus generated with the dictionaries and a gold standard corpus of 10 Pubmed abstracts manually annotated for disease, virus, symptom and protein/gene terms. This toolbox is freely available on github and can be used for text analytics in a variety of settings related to the COVID-19 crisis. It will be expanded and applied in NLP tasks over the next weeks and the community is invited to contribute.


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  • Other Medical Sciences not elsewhere specified


  • SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, Text mining, BioNLP, Artificial Intelligence
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Mar 22
Publication categoryResearch

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PublisherCornell University Library

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