Table 2

False positive matches: Types of errors and samples. Synonyms are marked in italics. The synonyms and matches are correct but the context reveals that they should not have been reported for BioCreAtIvE task 1B.

Type of error


overlap with English Words

wrong organism

no direct mention of protein

description of different object

synonym has different meanings

striated muscle, killer cells, Low effectiveness...

Mutations in the human doublecortin

... inhibits BMP2-mediated induction of ...

... with the androgen receptor antagonist cyproterone acetate ...

... transgenic mice are growth retarded, ...

is required for normal cardiac morphogenesis

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