A sentence-based search tool for accessing published research articles related to a set of genes and concepts (keywords). Input may consist of several hundred genes and any number of concepts. Concepts can be simple keywords or more sophisticated ontology terms. Ferret may be used to efficiently perform a broad scan of the bioscience literature for information about genes of interest. Searches are conducted against PubMed, so Ferret is as current as PubMed. Ferret process retrieved PubMed documents to find sentences for each gene-concept pair and also for each gene-gene pair. It is species agnostic in its function.
Computer Science, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA; Department of Biology, St Bonaventure University, St Bonaventure, NY, USA; Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA