Table 1

The thirty selected verbs

Verb

Is the verb one of Top 30 frequent verbs in GENIA?

Is the usage different in the newswire and biomedical domains?

# of PAS's in BioProp


activate

Yes

Yes

145

affect

No

No

53

alter

No

No

27

associate

Yes

No

81

bind

Yes

Yes

189

block

No

No

56

decrease

No

No

41

differentiate

No

No

10

encode

Yes

Yes

75

enhance

Yes

No

37

express

Yes

Yes

186

increase

Yes

No

99

induce

Yes

No

263

inhibit

Yes

No

181

interact

No

Yes

34

mediate

Yes

No

103

modulate

No

Yes

22

mutate

No

Yes

5

phosphorylate

No

Yes

12

prevent

No

No

15

promote

No

Yes

13

reduce

No

No

38

regulate

Yes

No

116

repress

No

No

17

signal

No

No

7

stimulate

Yes

No

75

suppress

No

No

37

transactivate

No

Yes

21

transform

No

No

10

trigger

No

No

14


Tsai et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2007 8:325   doi:10.1186/1471-2105-8-325

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