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 JBiSE  Vol.9 No.1 , January 2016
Application of Word Embedding to Drug Repositioning
Abstract: As a key technology of rapid and low-cost drug development, drug repositioning is getting popular. In this study, a text mining approach to the discovery of unknown drug-disease relation was tested. Using a word embedding algorithm, senses of over 1.7 million words were well represented in sufficiently short feature vectors. Through various analysis including clustering and classification, feasibility of our approach was tested. Finally, our trained classification model achieved 87.6% accuracy in the prediction of drug-disease relation in cancer treatment and succeeded in discovering novel drug-disease relations that were actually reported in recent studies.
Cite this paper: Ngo, D. , Yamamoto, N. , Tran, V. , Nguyen, N. , Phan, D. , Lumbanraja, F. , Kubo, M. and Satou, K. (2016) Application of Word Embedding to Drug Repositioning. Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, 9, 7-16. doi: 10.4236/jbise.2016.91002.
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