Bisociative Knowledge Discovery pp 364-378

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7250)

Biomine: A Network-Structured Resource of Biological Entities for Link Prediction

  • Lauri Eronen
  • Petteri Hintsanen
  • Hannu Toivonen


Biomine is a biological graph database constructed from public databases. Its entities (vertices) include biological concepts (such as genes, proteins, tissues, processes and phenotypes, as well as scientific articles) and relations (edges) between these entities correspond to real-world phenomena such as “a gene codes for a protein” or “an article refers to a phenotype”. Biomine also provides tools for querying the graph for connections and visualizing them interactively.

We describe the Biomine graph database. We also discuss link discovery in such biological graphs and review possible link prediction measures. Biomine currently contains over 1 million entities and over 8 million relations between them, with focus on human genetics. It is available on-line and can be queried for connecting subgraphs between biological entities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lauri Eronen
    • 1
  • Petteri Hintsanen
    • 1
  • Hannu Toivonen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and HIITUniversity of HelsinkiFinland

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