DrugSemantics Gold Standard

Published: 16 Jun 2017 | Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/fwc7jrc5jr.1

Description of this data

DrugSemantics gold standard consists of 5 Summaries of Product Characteristics (SPC) written in Spanish. SPCs were retrieved from Medicines Online Information Center - CIMA - that belongs to the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products - AEMPS.

This corpus is annotated with 10 Named Entities (NE) related to pharmacotherapeutic care, namely: Chemical Composition, Disease, Drug, Excipient, Food, Medicament, Pharmaceutical Form, Route, Therapeutic Action and Unit of Measurement. It contains 2241 ENs, 780 sentences and 226,729 tokens.

The zip file is organized as follows: Each SPC is in a separte folder containing one xml file that contains the annotated documents in Gate Standoff format.

DrugSemantics was designed to be used for developing and testesting of Spanish NE recogniton tools in the pharmacotherapeutic domain.

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This data is associated with the following publication:

DrugSemantics: A corpus for Named Entity Recognition in Spanish Summaries of Product Characteristics

Published in: Journal of Biomedical Informatics

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  • Version 1


    Published: 2017-06-16

    DOI: 10.17632/fwc7jrc5jr.1

    Cite this dataset

    Moreno, Isabel; Boldrini, Ester; Moreda, Paloma; Romá-Ferri, M. Teresa (2017), “DrugSemantics Gold Standard”, Mendeley Data, v1 http://dx.doi.org/10.17632/fwc7jrc5jr.1


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Universitat d'Alacant Departament de Llenguatges i Sistemes Informatics, Universitat d'Alacant Facultat de Ciencies de la Salut


Drugs, Disease, Annotation, Natural Language Processing, Information Extraction, Chemical Compound, Spanish Language, Human Language Resources, Excipient, Medication


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