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Integration of Genetic and Medical Information Through a Web Crawler System

  • Gaspar Dias
  • José Luís Oliveira
  • Francisco-Javier Vicente
  • Fernando Martín-Sánchez
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3745)

Abstract

The huge amount of information coming from genomics and proteomics research is expected to give rise to a new clinical practice, where diagnosis and treatments will be supported by information at the molecular level. However, navigating through bioinformatics databases can be a too complex and unproductive task.

In this paper we present an information retrieval engine that is being used to gather and join information about rare diseases, from the phenotype to the genotype, in a public web portal – diseasecard.org.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gaspar Dias
    • 1
  • José Luís Oliveira
    • 1
  • Francisco-Javier Vicente
    • 2
  • Fernando Martín-Sánchez
    • 2
  1. 1.IEETA/DETUniversidade de AveiroAveiroPortugal
  2. 2.Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII)MadridSpain

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