Table 2

Examples of disambiguation and location boundary adjustment rules.

Rule role

Rule example

Location term


Ex. 1

Type disambiguation

IF dead, decaying in term THEN type =Env

dead animal (Host) becomes dead animal (Env)

Ex. 2

Boundary extension

IF nationality before term (Env) THEN include nationality

oil field (Env) becomes German oil field (Env)

Ex. 3

Boundary reduction

IF irrelevant modifier in term THEN delete modifier

infected rodent (Host) becomes rodent (Host)


Ratkovic et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2012 13(Suppl 11):S8   doi:10.1186/1471-2105-13-S11-S8

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