White House summons AI community to mine dataset of coronavirus research papers

White House summons AI community to mine dataset of 29,000 coronavirus research papers

Written by James Orme 2 days ago

Microsoft, NLM, CZI, Allen Institute for AI, and Georgetown University assemble mammoth collection at the request of US government

A dataset of over 29,000 scientific articles related to the coronavirus family has been shared publicly to help the scientific and medical community better understand Covid-19 and its related viruses.

The machine-readable collection was collated so AI technologies, specifically text and data mining tools, could digest the scientific literature for insights on how Covid-19 can be tackled.

The resource was requested by the White House Office of Science and Technology, which described the CORD-19 dataset as the “most extensive machine-readable Coronavirus literature collection available for data and text mining to date”.