1Ke Liu1, Junqiu Wu2, Shengwen Peng1,Chengxiang Zhai3, Shanfeng Zhu1 The Fudan-UIUC participation in the BioASQ Challenge Task2a: The Antinomyra SystemKe Liu1, Junqiu Wu2, Shengwen Peng1,Chengxiang Zhai3, Shanfeng Zhu11Fudan University2 Central South University,3 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2Outline Introduction Related Work Our Methods Experimental Result Conclusion
3Introduction MeSH Terms The NLM Indexing Initiative: Current Status and Role in Improving Access to Biomedical InformationIntroductionMeSH TermsEach year, around 0.8 million biomedical documents are added into MEDLINE.
4MeSH is Important Indexing all documents in MEDLINE Indexing many books and collections in NLMImproving the retrieval performance by query expansion using MeSHImproving the clustering performance by integrating MeSH information [Zhu et al IP&M] [Zhe et al Bioinformatics] [Gu et al IEEE TSMCB]Improving the biomedical text mining performance
5Automatic MeSH Annotation is a challenging problem More than 26,000 MeSH headings organized in hierarchical structureQuickly approaching 1,000,000 articles indexed per year~$9.40 to index an article
6The number of distinct MeSH is large (almost 27000) The large variations of MeSH frequencies in MEDLINEThe large variations in the number of MeSH terms for each document
8Label Based Micro F1-measure (MiF) L represent the label set, |L| represents the number of labels.It means that Frequent labels will be weighed more in the evaluation.
9Batch 3, week 54533 docsWe achieved around 10% improvement over current NLM MTI solution (Result of June 2014)FudanUniversityNLM Current Solution
10Outline Introduction Related Work Our Methods Experimental Result Conclusion
11NLM approach: MTI Two sources: MetaMap Indexing Maps UMLS Concepts restricting to MeSHPubMed Related Citationsreference:Advanced machine learning algorithms are not utilized
12MetaLabeler (Tsoumakas et al. 2013) Firstly, for each MeSH heading, a binary classification model was trained using linear SVM.Secondly, a regression model was trained to predict the number of MeSH headings for each citation.Finally, given a target citation, different MeSH headings were ranked according to the SVM prediction score of each classifier, and the top K MeSH headings were returned as the suggested MeSH headings, where K is the number of predicted MeSH headings by the model.Problem:Only use global information.The scores from different classifiers are not comparable.
13NCBI’s learning to rank (LTR) (Huang et al., 2011; Mao et al., 2013) Each citation was deemed as a query and each MeSH headings as a document.LTR method was utilized to rank candidate MeSH headings with respect to target citation.The candidate MeSH headings came from similar citations (nearest neighbors).Problem:Only use local information.Similar citations might be rare.
14Outline Introduction Related Work Our Methods Experimental Result Conclusion
15Our solution: Learning to Rank (LTR) Framework * Obtain an initial list of main headingsInitial List* Rank the main headingsMH-0Logistic RegressionMH-1Ranked ListMH-2MH-0…* Generate features of main headingsMH-nMH-1Target DocRankingmodelMH-2…PRAMH-nMH-0MH-1FeaturesMH-2……LambdaMartEvaluationMH-m* Retrieve Similar documents
16Main idea: various information (Features) integrated in the Learning to Rank (LTR) Framework Given a target document, for each candidate MeSH, we get prediction scores from all kinds of sources: (1) Logistic Regression (Global information) (2) KNN (Local information) (3) Pattern Matching (4) MTI result (KNN+ pattern +rule)
17Logistic RegressionTrain a binary-class Logistic Regression Model for Each Label. Finally we have 25,000+ binary-class modelsQuestion: The prediction scores are from different classifiers. How to make these scores comparable?
18Key idea: We have huge validation set of whole MEDLINE Key idea: We have huge validation set of whole MEDLINE. Use the Precision at prediction score K as the Normalized score[Liu et al., In preparation]
19The performance comparison on LR between default prediction scores and our normalized scores. MethodmipmirmifDefault scores0.55760.56140.5595Normalized scores0.57340.57740.5754[Liu et al., In preparation]
20KNNGiven a target citation, we used NCBI efetch to find its similar(neighbor) citations.For a candidate MeSH, we compute a score from neighbors to represent its confidence.Specifically, in Top 25 documents most similar to target citation, we use the following formula, where Si is the score of a document appearing in top 25, Sk is the score of a document not only appearing in top 25 and also annotated with candidate MeSH.
21Pattern matchingUse direct string pattern matching for finding MeSH Term, its synonyms and entry terms from the textMTIWhether the candidate MeSH appears in the default results of MTI
22The number of MeSH Labels A Support Vector Regression for predicting the Number of Labels by using a number of features, such asJournal informationThe number of labels in nearest neighborsNumber of labels predicted by MTINumber of labels predict by metalabeler
23Outline Introduction Related Work Our Methods Experimental Result Conclusion
24Evaluation & Experiment Server4 * Intel XEON E GHzs CPU128GB RAM.Training of LR Classifiers took days.All other training tasks took 1 day.Annotating 10,000 citations 2 hours.
26Outline Introduction Related Work Our Methods Experimental Result Conclusion
27Conclusion & Future Work The superior performance of our methods come from integrating all kinds of information in LTR framework, MTI, KNN, LR as well as direct matching .The big data of MEDLINE make the prediction score normalization possible and improves the performance significantly.More information could be used, such as full text, and indexing rules.How to minimize the gap between a good competition system and real applications?
28Acknowledgement Dr. Hongning Wang UIUC Mr. Mingjie Qian UIUC Mr. Jieyao Deng FudanMr. Tianyi Peng Tsinghua