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Dragon Exploratory System on Hepatitis C Virus (DESHCV)  
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Make the first step towards new scientific discoveries.
The Dragon Exploratory System on Hepatitis C Virus (DESHCV), a biomedical text-mining and relationship exploring knowledgebase is the first reported comprehensive Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) customized biomedical text-mining based online web resource. Users can retrieve information using specified concepts, keywords and phrases. Each concept search generates text-derived association networks and hypotheses which could be tested to identify potentially novel relationship between different concepts.
The user also has the option of either viewing the retrieved abstracts with or without embedded tagged concepts. Biomedical concepts related to HCV are retrieved from the following dictionaries: "Human genes and proteins", "Metabolites and Enzymes", "Pathways", "Chemicals with pharmacological effects", and "Disease concepts". This approach may lead to the identification of possible new discovery and could augment efforts in the search for diagnostic or even therapeutic targets.
DESHCV is free for academic and non-profit users.
Please cite:
Kwofie SK, Radovanovic A, Sundararajan VS, Maqungo M, Christoffels A, Bajic VB (June 2011). Dragon Exploratory System on Hepatitis C Virus (DESHCV). Infect Genet Evol 11(4):734-9. doi:10.1016/j.meegid.2010.12.006


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