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Drug-Drug Interaction Extraction via Convolutional Neural Networks
Drug-drug interaction (DDI) extraction as a typical relation extraction task in natural language processing (NLP) has always attracted great attention. Most state-of-the-art DDI extraction systems are based on support vector machines (SVM) with a large number of manually defined features. Recently, convolutional neural networks (CNN), a robust machine learning method which almost does not need manually defined features, has exhibited great potential for many NLP tasks. It is worth employing CNN for DDI extraction, which has never been investigated.We proposed a CNN-based method for DDI extraction. Experiments conducted on the 2013 DDI Extraction challenge corpus demonstrate that CNN is a good choice for DDI extraction. The CNN-based DDI extraction method achieves an 𝐹-score of 69.75%, which outperforms the existing best performing method by 2.75%.
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