BioText Search Engine: beyond abstract search

Bioinformatics. 2007 Aug 15;23(16):2196-7. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btm301. Epub 2007 Jun 1.


The BioText Search Engine is a freely available Web-based application that provides biologists with new ways to access the scientific literature. One novel feature is the ability to search and browse article figures and their captions. A grid view juxtaposes many different figures associated with the same keywords, providing new insight into the literature. An abstract/title search and list view shows at a glance many of the figures associated with each article. The interface is carefully designed according to usability principles and techniques. The search engine is a work in progress, and more functionality will be added over time.


Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Abstracting and Indexing / methods*
  • Artificial Intelligence*
  • Biology / methods*
  • Database Management Systems*
  • Databases, Bibliographic*
  • Information Storage and Retrieval / methods*
  • Natural Language Processing*