Drug-drug interaction systems exhibit low signal-to-noise ratios because of the amount of clinically insignificant or inaccurate information they contain. MEDLINE represents a respected source of peer-reviewed biomedical citations that potentially might serve as a valuable source of drug-drug interaction information, if relevant articles could be pinpointed effectively and efficiently. We evaluated the classification capability of Support Vector Machines as a method for locating articles about drug interactions. We used a corpus of "positive" and"negative" drug interaction citations to generate datasets composed of MeSH terms, CUI-tagged title and abstract text, and stemmed text words. The study showed that automated classification techniques have the potential to perform at least as well as PubMed in identifying drug-drug interaction articles.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium|
|State||Published - 2005|