A diagram editor for efficient biomedical knowledge capture and integration.

TitleA diagram editor for efficient biomedical knowledge capture and integration.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsYu, Bohua, Jakupovic Elvis, Wilson Justin, Dai Manhong, Xuan Weijian, Mirel Barbara, Athey Brian, Watson Stanley, and Meng Fan
JournalSummit on Translat Bioinforma
Date Published2008

Understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying complex disorders requires the integration of data and knowledge from different sources including free text literature and various biomedical databases. To facilitate this process, we created the Biomedical Concept Diagram Editor (BCDE) to help researchers distill knowledge from data and literature and aid the process of hypothesis development. A key feature of BCDE is the ability to capture information with a simple drag-and-drop. This is a vast improvement over manual methods of knowledge and data recording and greatly increases the efficiency of the biomedical researcher. BCDE also provides a unique concept matching function to enforce consistent terminology, which enables conceptual relationships deposited by different researchers in the BCDE database to be mined and integrated for intelligible and useful results. We hope BCDE will promote the sharing and integration of knowledge from different researchers for effective hypothesis development.

Alternate JournalSummit on Translat Bioinforma
PubMed ID21347131
PubMed Central IDPMC3041526