The EMPATHY project aims to support metobolic pathway model curation through the integration of text mining methodologies into a pathway reconstruction platform. Specifically, we set out to accomplish the following: creation of a web-based platform that will allow users to develop their reconstructions using a graphical, user-interactive interface; development of advanced text mining (TM) methods for extracting information on metabolic reactions from literature; integration of TM methods into the reconstruction platform to facilitate the automatic provision of literature-based evidence and revision suggestions to the user; development of an active learning-like mechanism that iteratively captures a user’s feedback on text-mined evidence/suggestions and recalibrates the underlying tools in order to produce improved results.

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