Welcome to merpy’s documentation!

This software provides a Python interface with MER - Minimal Entity Recognition. MER is a Named-Entity Recognition tool which given any lexicon and any input text returns the list of terms recognized in the text, including their exact location (annotations).

Given an ontology (owl file) MER is also able to link the entities to their classes.


More information about MER can be found in:

  • MER: a Shell Script and

Annotation Server for Minimal Named Entity Recognition and Linking, F. Couto and A. Lamurias, Journal of Cheminformatics, 10:58, 2018 [https://doi.org/10.1186/s13321-018-0312-9]

  • MER: a Minimal

Named-Entity Recognition Tagger and Annotation Server, F. Couto, L. Campos, and A. Lamurias, in BioCreative V.5 Challenge Evaluation, 2017 [https://www.researchgate.net/publication/316545534_MER_a_Minimal_Named-Entity_Recognition_Tagger_and_Annotation_Server]

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