BioASQ is a series of challenges that bring together semantic experts to improve the indexing of large-scale scientific data sets. Atypon’s team took two-second place wins in the September 2015 competition, after several first and second places win in the 2014 and 2013 challenges.
Participants must classify new PubMed documents in English as they become available online before PubMed curators annotate them manually. Funded by the European Union, BioASQ’s aim is to help biomedical researchers find highly specialized information through the development of precise biomedical information retrieval systems.
The 2015 Atypon team consisted of Nikos Markantonatos, Atypon’s Director of Engineering; Manos Laliotis, a Software Architect at Atypon; Ioannis Vlahavas, Professor in the Department of Informatics at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Greece, and Grigorios Tsoumakas, Assistant Professor in the Department of Informatics at AUTH. Research publications regarding Atypon’s BioASQ participation include: 2015, 2014, 2013