How text-mining improves the success of drug target identification

Finding disease-specific drug targets is becoming more straightforward thanks to the development of text-mining technology. The advances in informatics that allow researchers to search vast virtual libraries have made it possible for researchers to rapidly reach insights into the biology of disease.

In particular, text-mining technology that can read the full text of scientific publications and identify desired information is enabling researchers to:

  • Easily discover the pathways involved in a disease
  • Identify all the biomarkers related to a medical condition
  • Determine other indications for existing drugs

This white paper looks at what constitutes a good text-mining solution and just how great an impact this technology can have on pharmaceutical development.

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