Workshop on: Hypothesis Generating in Genetics and Biomedical Text Mining

08 January 2019

Registration: [9:30-10:00], Workshop talks and discussion [10:00-16:00]

Venue: Charles Carter Room A19, Lancaster University

NEW: Workshop programme and abstracts: HG2BTM_Programme_and_Abstracts

Over recent years, research into biomedical data using corpora and corpus methods has moved from a small-scale activity with isolated pockets of activity to a much larger very active field, with work advancing rapidly on many different fronts in both corpus and computational linguistics.

In many areas of academic publishing, there is an explosion of literature, and sub-division of fields into subfields, leading to stove-piping where sub-communities of expertise become disconnected from each other. This is especially true in the genetics literature over the last 10 years where researchers are no longer able to maintain knowledge of previously related areas.

We invite one-page abstract submissions on topics that include, but are not limited to, techniques developed in Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Corpus Linguistics (CL) can help in closing this gap of knowledge leading to a better hypothesis generation. This multidisciplinary effort aims to harness the power of NLP and CL to be able to build method and techniques that will provide new clues to disease aetiology.

HG2BTM workshop aims to create a venue where different activities in corpus research into biomedical data can be brought together to explore progress in the field through inviting renowned speakers working on the fields of NLP and CL towards advancing biomedical and gene ontology research.


Confirmed Speakers (so far):

Speakers Short Bio:

Professor Nancy Ide:

Professor Udo Hahn:
Professor Joanne Knight:

Dr Paul Rayson:

Dr Mahmoud EL-HAJ:

Dr Sheryl Prentice:

Important dates:

  • Registration is now open: Closing date 18th December (nominal fee applies)
  • Abstracts submission deadline (200-300 words): 8 December 2018 10 December 2018 (11:59pm anywhere in the world).
  • Notification of acceptance: 15 December 2018.
  • Workshop: 8 January 2019 (Registration: [9:30-10], Workshop talks [10:00-16:00])


Charles Carter Room A19, Lancaster University

Contact details:

Email: BioTM.Project@gmail.com

URL: http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/btm/hg2btm