Marc P.Y. Desmulliez


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A Scientific Information Extraction Dataset for Nature Inspired Engineering
Ruben Kruiper | Julian F.V. Vincent | Jessica Chen-Burger | Marc P.Y. Desmulliez | Ioannis Konstas
Proceedings of the Twelfth Language Resources and Evaluation Conference

Nature has inspired various ground-breaking technological developments in applications ranging from robotics to aerospace engineering and the manufacturing of medical devices. However, accessing the information captured in scientific biology texts is a time-consuming and hard task that requires domain-specific knowledge. Improving access for outsiders can help interdisciplinary research like Nature Inspired Engineering. This paper describes a dataset of 1,500 manually-annotated sentences that express domain-independent relations between central concepts in a scientific biology text, such as trade-offs and correlations. The arguments of these relations can be Multi Word Expressions and have been annotated with modifying phrases to form non-projective graphs. The dataset allows for training and evaluating Relation Extraction algorithms that aim for coarse-grained typing of scientific biological documents, enabling a high-level filter for engineers.