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Ludger Jansen
University of Münster
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Statements about the behavior of biological entities, e.g. about the interaction between two proteins, abound in the literature on molecular biology and are increasingly becoming the targets of information extraction and text mining techniques. We show that an accurate analysis of the semantics of such statements reveals a number of ambiguities that is necessary to take into account in the practice of biomedical ontology engineering. Several concurring formalizations are proposed. Emphasis is laid on the discussion of biological dispositions.
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Attribuer des dispositions.Ludger Jansen - 2007 - In Kistler Max & Gnassounou Bruno (eds.), Les Dispositions en philosophie et en sciences. Presses Universitaires de France. pp. 89-106.

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