Welcome to the AIMM2012 workshop.
This workshop presents the state of the art in extraction and reuse of genotype-phenotype information. Annotation of mutations with their impact on phenotypic expression is crucial to understanding genetic mechanisms involved in phenotypic processes and ultimately in complex diseases. This knowledge is key to generating novel hypotheses. Despite the existence of literature and databases describing impacts of mutations, association studies fail to deliver linkage to phenotypes which is the most important contemporary research interest. Extraction and reuse of such information from scientific literature is a promising research field and existing solutions are ready to be deployed as services.