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Table 7 Gene Entity Recognition errors and potential solutions

From: BioCreative III interactive task: an overview

Error Class Error Example (PMCID) Potential Solution
Synonym Not Found New synonym is not found in databases AtHscB (PMC2764847) Increase breadth of databases searched by tool
  Species prefix obfuscates synonym AtHscB (PMC2764847) Ability to add synonym or species-specific rules for string matching
Ambiguity Synonym is a common English word WASp Ability to add or remove a synonym and reprocess highlighting
  Synonym maps to more than one identifier AIP1 Present matches simultaneously with clues like other synonyms and interacting partners
  Species not clearly specified Reference 5 in PMC2680910 Be able to navigate to other sections of the paper, other papers; be able to curate to orthologous cluster of proteins
  Synonym refers to a protein family or an enzymatic activity   Ability to curate to protein family or orthologous cluster of proteins