Description: Meeting for those who are
involved or interested in the caBIG program sponsored by
the U.S. National Cancer Institute. caBIG is a nationwide
program with international participation that connects the
entire basic, translational, and clinical cancer research
informatics communities. A broad array of research tools
are under development in the program, all of which are implementing
caBIG compatibility requirements for interoperability. The
BoF session will include a brief overview of the current
state of caBIG, followed by interactive discussions on any
topics and tools of interest to the participants.
Description: Identification of biomedical
terms in literature is essential for successful information
extraction. We seek to build a user community that will
collaborate on a common XML-based annotation framework for
biomedical and other semantic types. The exchange of compliant
modules and corpora will increase progress in biomedical
text mining research.
Description: Running a bioinformatics
core facility poses a number of challenges including funding
of the facility, teaching bioinformatics courses, supporting
software, balancing the collaboration requests, and more.
We will meet during ISMB in order to exchange ideas about