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MiSearch Adaptive pubMed Search Tool


MiSearch Adaptive pubMed Search Tool

David J States et al. Bioinformatics.


MiSearch is an adaptive biomedical literature search tool that ranks citations based on a statistical model for the likelihood that a user will choose to view them. Citation selections are automatically acquired during browsing and used to dynamically update a likelihood model that includes authorship, journal and PubMed indexing information. The user can optionally elect to include or exclude specific features and vary the importance of timeliness in the ranking.


Supplementary information: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.


Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.
Compares the results of a relevance ranked citation search (top) with the same search ranked in reverse chronological order (bottom). The top three articles in each ranking are shown.
Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.
Shown in the figure are the ranking for a representative search. The query ‘Xist Tsix’ that returns 66 articles in PubMed. The user selected four articles from this list related to epigenetic regulation of X inactivation. Leave one out cross validation of the relevance ranks were computed for training samples containing 1, 2 or 3 of the citations in the user's profile. The circles on the left show where each article appeared in the PubMed/Entrez ranking. The + on the right show the ranking of each article based on the MiSearch algorithm.

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