Standardizes protein and gene names recorded in the UniProtKB database. BioThesaurus provides a collection of vocabulary that can be used for: (i) dictionary-based biological named entity tagging of text; (ii) name mapping service for searching synonymous names and resolving name ambiguities; (iii) literature mining (iv) name standardization and nomenclature for avoiding conflicts with names of other entities.
Department of Information Systems, University of Maryland at Baltimore County, MD, USA; Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
BioThesaurus funding source(s)
Supported by grant IIS-0430743 from the National Science Foundation and in part by grant U01-HG02712 from the National Institutes of Health (for UniProt) and grant DBI-0138188 from the National Science Foundation (for iProClass).