Natural Language Processing for COVID-19 Research

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed an urgent threat to global health, causing over 350,000 deaths as of May 2020. Researchers worldwide have worked hard to study its etiology and to identify effective treatment and prevention strategies. Nevertheless, much of COVID-19 research data are embedded in narrative texts, such as scientific literature, clinical documents, or social media. Therefore, it is important to develop natural language processing (NLP) methods and tools to unlock information in textual data, thus accelerating scientific discoveries in COVID-19.

This website is dedicated to collecting and sharing available NLP resources for COVID-19, including publications, datasets, tools, vocabularies, and events. Our ultimate goal is to promote re-use of existing NLP resources to facilitate COVID-19 research. Please feel free to contact us to share your resources or to provide feedback.

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Events

Text Mining Community of Special Interest

The Text Mining COSI brings together researchers that create text mining tools with researchers who currently use or are interested in using text mining tools to make new discoveries. The primary goal is to link at least two distinct audiences: those who are not text mining specialists, but who could use the results in their work (e.g., bioinformaticians and computational biologists), and biomedical text mining specialists who develop new methodologies to advance the state of the art. Our community discussions include both text mining use cases (concrete problems with scientific importance) and methodology development.

Challenges

NLP to support Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) research

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COVID-19 Open Research Dataset

The Allen Institute for AI has partnered with leading research groups to prepare and distribute the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19), a free resource of over 29,000 scholarly articles, including over 13,000 with full text, about COVID-19 and the coronavirus family of viruses for use by the global research community.

Public version of COVoc - the COVID-19 controled vocabulary

SIB experts and resources are taking part in the global effort to develop dedicated data services, analysis tools and improve knowledge sharing to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Including the "COVoc" COVID-19 controlled vocabulary

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