Using Natural Language Processing

Along with an intern from the University of Ottawa, Jo Knight has worked on a project to use NLP to identify specified Gene Ontology terms within publications. This allows researchers to develop new hypotheses about genes to study. Jo received Wellcome Trust Seed funding in August 2016 to expand this project and is working with Paul Rayson, Mahmoud El-Haj and Scott Piao to investigate new ways of using NLP and corpus linguistics in genetics. The work is being presented at the International Genetic Epidemiology Society meeting in September 2017.