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Eytan Adar


The Simple and Robust Abbreviation Dictionary (SaRAD) provides an easy to implement, high performance tool for the construction of a biomedical symbol dictionary. We describe and evaluate the algorithms of the system and apply it to the MEDLINE document set. The resulting dictionary represents a useful tool to researchers and provides programmers with a mechanism to disambiguate abbreviation symbols automatically.

Pre-print (unedited, long): PDF (320 KB)

Final publication (shorter): Bioinformatics, 20(4):527-533. The supplement is available here

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