Professor Karin Verspoor

  • Room: Level: 03 Room: 3.27
  • Building: Doug McDonell Building
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Bioinformatics and Computational Bioscience
  • Biomedical Natural Language Processing (Text Mining)
  • Health informatics (Biomedical ontologies)

Personal webpage

Recent publications

  1. Dat, QN.; Verspoor, K. From POS tagging to dependency parsing for biomedical event extraction. BMC Bioinformatics. BMC. 2019, Vol. 20, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1186/s12859-019-2604-0
  2. Dogan, RI.; Kim, S.; Chatr-aryamontri, A.; Wei, C-H.; Comeau, DC.; Antunes, R.; Matos, S.; Chen, Q.; Elangovan, A.; Panyam, NC.; Verspoor, K.; Liu, H.; Wang, Y.; Liu, Z.; Altinel, B.; Husunbeyi, ZM.; Ozgur, A.; Fergadis, A.; Wang, C-K.; Dai, H-J.; Tran, T.; Kavuluru, R.; Luo, L.; Steppi, A.; Zhang, J.; Qu, J.; Lu, Z. Overview of the BioCreative VI Precision Medicine Track: mining protein interactions and mutations for precision medicine. Database. OXFORD UNIV PRESS. 2019, Vol. 2019. DOI: 10.1093/database/bay147
  3. Névéol, A.; Yepes, AJ.; Neves, M.; Verspoor, K. Parallel corpora for the biomedical domain. LREC 2018 - 11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation. 2019, pp. 286-291.
  4. Hameed, PN.; Verspoor, K.; Kusljic, S.; Halgamuge, S. A two-tiered unsupervised clustering approach for drug repositioning through heterogeneous data integration. BMC Bioinformatics. BMC. 2018, Vol. 19, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1186/s12859-018-2123-4
  5. Downie, LE.; Makrai, E.; Bonggotgetsakul, Y.; Dirito, LJ.; Kristo, K.; Pham, M-AN.; You, M.; Verspoor, K.; Pianta, MJ. Appraising the Quality of Systematic Reviews for Age-Related Macular Degeneration Interventions A Systematic Review. JAMA Ophthalmology. AMER MEDICAL ASSOC. 2018, Vol. 136, Issue 9, pp. 1051-1061. DOI: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2018.2620
  6. Chen, Q.; Panyam, NC.; Elangovan, A.; Verspoor, K. BioCreative VI Precision Medicine Track system performance is constrained by entity recognition and variations in corpus characteristics. Database. OXFORD UNIV PRESS. 2018, Vol. 2018. DOI: 10.1093/database/bay122
  7. Verspoor, K.; Ofoghi, B.; Robles Granda, M. CommViz: Visualization of semantic patterns in large social communication networks. Information Visualization. SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD. 2018, Vol. 17, Issue 1, pp. 66-88. DOI: 10.1177/1473871617693039
  8. Chen, Q.; Wan, Y.; Zhang, X.; Lei, Y.; Zobel, J.; Verspoor, K. Comparative Analysis of Sequence Clustering Methods for Deduplication of Biological Databases. Journal of Data and Information Quality. ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY. 2018, Vol. 9, Issue 3. DOI: 10.1145/3131611
  9. Nguyen, DQ.; Verspoor, K. Convolutional neural networks for chemical-disease relation extraction are improved with character-based word embeddings. Proceedings of the BioNLP 2018 workshop. Association for Computational Linguistics. 2018, pp. 129-136.
  10. Pianta, MJ.; Makrai, E.; Verspoor, KM.; Cohn, TA.; Downie, LE. Crowdsourcing critical appraisal of research evidence (CrowdCARE) was found to be a valid approach to assessing clinical research quality. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC. 2018, Vol. 104, pp. 8-14. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2018.07.015
  11. Hoogeveen, D.; Bennett, A.; Li, Y.; Verspoor, KM.; Baldwin, T. Detecting misflagged duplicate questions in community question-answering archives. 12th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2018. AAAI Press. 2018, pp. 112-120.
  12. Khumrin, P.; Ryan, A.; Juddy, T.; Verspoor, K. DrKnow: A Diagnostic Learning Tool with Feedback from Automated Clinical Decision Support. AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings. AMIA Symposium. 2018, Vol. 2018, pp. 1348-1357.
  13. Panyam, NC.; Verspoor, K.; Cohn, T.; Ramamohanarao, K. Exploiting graph kernels for high performance biomedical relation extraction. Journal of Biomedical Semantics. BMC. 2018, Vol. 9, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1186/s13326-017-0168-3
  14. Lu, Y.; Sinnott, RO.; Verspoor, K.; Parampalli, U. Privacy-Preserving Access Control in Electronic Health Record Linkage. 2018 17th IEEE International Conference On Trust, Security And Privacy In Computing And Communications/ 12th IEEE International Conference On Big Data Science And Engineering (TrustCom/BigDataSE). IEEE Explore. 2018, pp. 1079-1090. DOI: 10.1109/TrustCom/BigDataSE.2018.00151
  15. Chen, Q.; Zhang, X.; Wan, Y.; Zobel, J.; Verspoor, K. Search Effectiveness in Nonredundant Sequence Databases: Assessments and Solutions.. Journal of Computational Biology. Mary Ann Liebert Inc. 2018. DOI: 10.1089/cmb.2018.0198
  16. Lu, Y.; Sinnott, RO.; Verspoor, K. Semantic-Based Policy Composition for Privacy-Demanding Data Linkage. 2018 17th IEEE International Conference On Trust, Security And Privacy In Computing And Communications/ 12th IEEE International Conference On Big Data Science And Engineering (TrustCom/BigDataSE). IEEE Explore. 2018, pp. 348-359. DOI: 10.1109/TrustCom/BigDataSE.2018.00060
  17. Romano, S.; Vinh, NX.; Verspoor, K.; Bailey, J. The randomized information coefficient: assessing dependencies in noisy data. Machine Learning. SPRINGER. 2018, Vol. 107, Issue 3, pp. 509-549. DOI: 10.1007/s10994-017-5664-2
  18. Pang, PC-I.; Chang, S.; Verspoor, K.; Clavisi, O. The Use of Web-Based Technologies in Health Research Participation: Qualitative Study of Consumer and Researcher Experiences. Journal of Medical Internet Research. JMIR PUBLICATIONS, INC. 2018, Vol. 20, Issue 10. DOI: 10.2196/12094
  19. Hoogeveen, D.; Wang, L.; Baldwin, T.; Verspoor, KM. Web forum retrieval and text analytics: A survey. Foundations and Trends® in Information Retrieval. 2018, Vol. 12, Issue 1, pp. 1-167. DOI: 10.1561/1500000062
  20. Lu, Y.; Sinnott, RO.; Verspoor, K. A Semantic-Based K-Anonymity Scheme for Health Record Linkage. Studies in health technology and informatics. IOS PRESS. 2017, Vol. 239, pp. 84-90. DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-783-2-84

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