When referring to genes, authors often use synonyms instead of the official gene symbols. In order to accurately retrieve as many relevant documents as possible, we have developed GeneE, a web application that expands a gene query to include all known synonyms, and adds disambiguation information for ambiguous terms, before forwarding the query to either PubMed, Google or Jane. The query expansion algorithm is also available as a web service.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btp597, hdl.handle.net/1765/24634
Journal Bioinformatics
Grant This work was funded by the European Commission 7th Framework Programme; grant id fp7/215847 - Exploring and understanding adverse drug reactions by integrative mining of clinical records and biomedical knowledge (EU-ADR), This work was funded by the European Commission 7th Framework Programme; grant id fp7/231727 - Collaborative Annotation of a Large Biomedical Corpus (CALBC)
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Schuemie, M.J, Kang, N, Hekkelman, M.L, & Kors, J.A. (2009). Genee: Gene and protein query expansion with disambiguation. Bioinformatics, 26(1), 147–148. doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btp597