Befree (Bio-Entity Finder and RElation Extraction)

Developed by the Integrative Bioinformatics group, BeFree is a text mining tool to unlock the information contained in biomedical documents. It is composed of the Biomedical Named Entity Recognition (BioNER) module based on dictionaries using fuzzy- and pattern matching methods to find and uniquely identify entity mentions in the literature, and a module for Relation Extraction (RE) based on Support Vector Machine (SVM).