DDIExtractor: A Web-Based Java Tool for Extracting Drug-Drug Interactions from Biomedical Texts
A drug-drug interaction (DDIs) occurs when one drug influences the level or activity of another drug. The detection of DDIs is an important research area in patient safety since these interactions can become very dangerous and increase health care costs. Although there are several databases and web tools providing information on DDIs to patients and health-care professionals, these resources are not comprehensive because many DDIs are only reported in the biomedical literature. This paper presents the first tool for detecting drug-drug interactions from biomedical texts called DDIExtractor. The tool allows users to search by keywords in the Medline 2010 baseline database and then detect drugs and DDIs in any retrieved document.
KeywordsDrug-Drug Interactions Biomedical Information Extraction
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