Table 7

Gene Entity Recognition errors and potential solutions

Error Class

Error

Example (PMCID)

Potential Solution


Synonym Not Found

New synonym is not found in databases

AtHscB (PMC2764847)

Increase breadth of databases searched by tool


Species prefix obfuscates synonym

AtHscB (PMC2764847)

Ability to add synonym or species-specific rules for string matching


Ambiguity

Synonym is a common English word

WASp

Ability to add or remove a synonym and reprocess highlighting


Synonym maps to more than one identifier

AIP1

Present matches simultaneously with clues like other synonyms and interacting partners


Species not clearly specified

Reference 5 in PMC2680910

Be able to navigate to other sections of the paper, other papers; be able to curate to orthologous cluster of proteins


Synonym refers to a protein family or an enzymatic activity

Ability to curate to protein family or orthologous cluster of proteins


Arighi et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2011 12(Suppl 8):S4   doi:10.1186/1471-2105-12-S8-S4

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