Section: New Software and Platforms


Participants : Bryan Brancotte, Sarah Cohen-Boulakia [correspondant] , Alain Denise.

ConQuR-Bio assists scientists when they query public biological databases. Various reformulations of the user query are generated using medical terminologies (MeSH, OMIM, ...). Such alternative reformulations are then used to rank the query results using a new consensus ranking strategy. The originality of our approach thus lies in using consensus ranking techniques within the context of query reformulation. The ConQuR-Bio system is able to query the Entrez-Gene NCBI database. The benefit of using ConQuR-Bio compared to what is currently provided to users has been demonstrated on a set of biomedical queries.

Availability : http://conqur-bio.lri.fr/