I know there are significant development about sentiment analysis in text e.g. "x is awful", "x is bad" or "y is fantastic". But are there similar approaches to compare hypotheses?
e.g. given a hypothesis say "gene A causes disease B", any approaches that examine a corpus of text generate evidence to validate or invalidate that hypotheses?
Are these approaches that work for "analysis of competing hypotheses"?
Edit: meant to say by analyzing text corpora (a la hypothesis testing in clinical (numerical) data)