Advisor(s)

Robert P. Futrelle

Abstract

Diagrams constitute a large proportion of the biomedical literature. By designing systems that understand and interact with diagrams at a very deep level we can change the way that researchers interact with the literature by allowing them to connect text and diagrams, and to search for diagrams with similar content. In this thesis I describe the outline of such a system, including the creation of a corpus, diagram parsing, and analysis. I will discuss the history of such projects, challenges in diagram analysis, and plans for the future for this system.

Date Accepted

5-1-2007

Publication Date

5-3-2007

Subject Categories

Computer graphics

Keywords

parsing, diagrams, biomedical

Degree Grantor

Northeastern University

Rights Holder

Brian T. Guthrie

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