Term: Biolma


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Description:


Bioalma was a Spanish biomedical IT / text-mining company whose goals were to create a community of innovative technologies that enabled the search, management, and relations of the knowledge available in different sources. They also specialized in the research and development of biomedical software, with over eight years of experience developing information extracting algorithms, which was the core of two of their products: AKS2 and novolseek.


They created biomedical dictionaries through data extraction and in-context analysis, which were then used to create a relational database, and offered the novolseek tool for searching biomedical literature while the AKS2 tool was used for analyzing resulting data sets.
Sadly, it seems that this company, has either been renamed or has ceased to exist. Their official web pages are down, but can be viewed via cached pages.

Applications:


AKS2
The AKS2 application helped combine data integration, document analysis, databases, and information access. This application also had the ability to export information as a PDF, to create graphs, and analyze groups. This was meant to change the way people use technology to better medical studies and apply this to current medical issues.

Novo|seek -
Novolseek used text-mining technology that enabled the identification of key biomedical terms, provided identification, and took into account external available data. This application grabbed text from the proper context and applied them during the search, resulting in the ability to retrieve every document where a term is mentioned regardless of symptoms, and discarding documents where the term used is incorrectly defined. This provided an intelligent search functionality which allowed users to guide and refine their searches.


almaZen-
AlmaZen was an affordable centralized software solution, designed to help assist the entire process, giving the user one central dashboard to check and view all of their data at once. Additionally, this aided the storage, management, and data analysis of all of this information. This software was used specially for the needs of scientists exploring gene expression data.

Web Resources:


Bioalma
Cached Bioalma page
novoseek
Cached Novaseek page
AKS2
Cached AKS2 page

Related Terminology:



Data integration
Mining
Document analysis
Search Engine

Citations/References:


Bioalma
Cached Bioalma page
novoseek
Cached Novaseek page
AKS2
Cached AKS2 page


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