MeSH Speller + askMEDLINE: auto-completes MeSH terms then searches MEDLINE/PubMed via free-text, natural language queries

AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005;2005:957.


Medical terminology is challenging even for healthcare personnel. Spelling errors can make searching MEDLINE/PubMed ineffective. We developed a utility that provides MeSH term and Specialist Lexicon Vocabulary suggestions as it is typed on a search page. The correctly spelled term can be incorporated into a free-text, natural language search or used as a clinical queries search.

MeSH terms

  • Information Storage and Retrieval / methods*
  • Medical Subject Headings*
  • Natural Language Processing*
  • PubMed*